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In compiling this book of valuable family records I 
am indebted to scores of people. In many cases some of 
them contributed only a few names and dates but all of 
great value, while others gave time to the preparation of 
extended family data which could not otherwise have 
been obtained. 

Among those to whom credit must be given for valuable 
assistance are: 

Robert A. J. Armstrong, S. G. Heiskall, Richard Lee 
Kelton who prepared the Kelton data and a portion of the 
Wear article; John A. Kelly, Mrs. Anna Belle Hardwick 
Brown, who prepared the Hardwick and Montgomery data; 
Mrs. J. P. Stephenson, who prepared the Donelson data; 
Mrs. G. R. Greer, who prepared Ihe Rhea record ; Mrs. Sally 
Strother Hollingsworth who prepared the Hollingsworth 
line; Mrs. Louise Wilson Reynolds who wrote the Bean, 
Magill, Garter and Williams, and a part of the Wear; Mrs. 
Alice Vance Robinson who wrote the Vance record; Mrs. 
Bernis Brien who prepared the Brien and Holliday data; 
Mrs. Gharles Polk McGuire who prepared the Shelby story; 
Miss Lucy M. Ball, Mrs. G. L. Hardwick, Mrs. J. E. Johnston; 
the late Oscar K. Lyle, the late James A. Galdwell, Mrs. 
Robert Houston Stickley, Mrs. Metta Andrews Green. Mrs. 
A. S. Bowen, G. K. Hill, Mrs. Joseph C. Vance and others. 

Hundreds of histories, court records, Bibles and family 
documents have also been consulted. 


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Notable Southern Families 


Let US visualize the present Tennessee as it was about 
the year 1770— not an unknown wilderness where any man 
might go and build his cabin if not intimidated by the In- 
dians, but as an area jealously watched by both France and 
England. Where the boats of the Frenchman du Bois glided 
side by side wilh the Indian canoe, and French adventurers 
were made welcome in the wigwam; where, on the other 
hand, traders and explorers from Virginia, Pennsylvania 
and the Carolinas traversed valley and mountain trails io 
the Indian towns unmolested, and carried away rich peltries 
on their pack-horses. 

Before Fort Loudon was enacted in East Tennessee, 
French traders had built a fort near the present site of 
Najshville, and Frenchmen were operating silver miivs 
upon the tributaries of the Cumberland. 

Dating possibly as far back as the erection of Fort Lou- 
den and Long Island, Watauga had been the mecca for 
traders. IVo, if not more c^abins were erected ther<* for 
their convenience before the year 1769, the date of its first 

These traders played no little part in the early events on 
the Watauga. Through friendship for the people, some 
lost goodwill of the Indieuis and became victims of their 

While it is possible that an interesting, if not bulky, 
volume might be written of the days before Tennessee is 
generally supposed to have attained the dignity of swad- 
dling clothes, our history begins wijh the coming of one 
William Bean to Boone's Greek, in 1769. 

All hiBtorians speak of William Bean as an "intrepid 
nwin," and it is doubtful if any other word could so well 
describe him. 

Other men had gone into the ;i?i^ildernes8 alone or in 
companies, but William Bean came encumbered with wife 
and children. 

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A few yeai's ago the writer came into possession of the 
bold autograt)>ll;ol'. Russell Bean, and looking at it felt a de- 
sire to know more about the Bean family in general, and 
UHire particularly concerning the parents of, so far as is 
known, the first baby born in Tennessee of English parent- 

The result of the research was a little disappointing in 
that so many of the traditions were contradictory or un- 
authentic, but there were compensations. And I became 
convinced that when Tennessee gets the habit of building 
monuments, the memory of William Bean will mean as 
much to Teiuiesseeans as that of Daniel Boont* to Kentucky, 
and the state will erect a nu>nument to \Ailliam Bean and to 
his wife who was the firsi heroine mentioned in the 
pioneer history of Tennessee. 

Captain William Bean, of Watauga, is believed to have 
been descended from John Bean, who in 1660 came from 
Ireland and settled in Exeter, Massachusetts. The Beans 
were worthy people who boasted a coat-of-arms and who 
contributed to the educational and social development of 
Exeter. William was a favorite name with the Exeter 
family, and one William at least drifted out upon the big 
Pennsylvania frontier. 

While Captain William Bean came from Pittsylvania 
County of Virginia, lo Watauga, he was born in Pennsyl- 
vania, and had possibly lived in North Carolina. There is 
a tradition that he had spent his honeymoon at Fort Lou- 
don and that through the intervention of Nancv Ward, the 
daughter of a British adventurer, and the granddaughter of 
Oconostoto, he and his wife were saved fnmi the massacre. 
The tradition possibly originated through the efforts of 
some writer to corrupt historical facts to meet the demand 
of popular fiction. 

Mrs. William Bean was before her marriage Lydia Rus- 
sell, daughter of James Russell, of Virginia, and a member 
of that pioneer family of the name who furnished so many 
well-lmown frontier' soldiers and statesmen. When Mrs. 
Bean accompanied her husband to Watauga she was the 
mother of five children, William, Robert, George, Sarah and 
Jane. It is possible that there were other children whose 
names are not known. Before building his cabin, William 
Bean and his wife kept house in the shanty erected by Bean 
and Daniel Boone on a hunting expeditioh in that region; 
Russell Bean, so says tradition, was born in this rude 

It was July 1, 1776, that the memof-able Indian attack 
wa^ mad*** upon Fort Watauga. It had been seven years 


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since the Bean» came to Watauga, and the Watauga isiad 
Holston 9ettleTnent3 numbered about six hundred people. 

Forewarned by Isaac Thomas, a trader, to whom Nancy 
Ward had confided the plans of the coming uprising, the 
families surrounding Watauga had taken refuge in the fort, 
but although her husband was on military duty. Mrs. Bean 
had for some reason failed to do so, and was taken captive 
by the Indians under the Cherokee chief, Old Al>ranam. 
The Indians, on retreating, carried Mrs. Bean with them to 
their camp on the Nollichucky River. Here, at the point of 
a §un, she was forced to witness the torture and death of a 
neighbor. Mrs. Bean was questioned concerning the 
strength and provisions of the garrison at "the fort. Al- 
though facing death, she retained her composure and an- 
swered in a manner that would lead her questioners to con- 
clude that the fort was well defended and possessed of pro- 
visions sufficient to withstand a long siege. 

Later Mrs. Bean was told "she would not be put to death 
but be taken to the the Indian towns, where she should 
leach the Indian squaws how to make butter*\ Subse- 
quently she did accompany them to their towtt, where she 
remained some time in captivity before being ransomed. 

It is said she was saved by Nancy Ward who said that 
the Magic Powers had revealed to her that the Nation 
would be destroyed if they burned Mrs. Bean. 

William Bean was one of the first patentees of the land 
leased from the Indians by Charles Robertson as trustee for 
the settlers and later secured by treaty. His name is found 
to the petition for annexation to North Carolina, which is 
in the archives at Raleigh, and was received by messenger 
August 22, 1776. He was one of the earliest captains of 
militia, and his name is given as one of the captams when 
in response to Grovemor Rutherford's reauisiUon the com- 
missioned officers met for the purpose of aispatching troops 
for the relief of South Carolina. 

From the beginning, the Watauga andi* Hqlston settle- 
ments had been troubled with a few undesirable citi^^ens, 
who, with the idea of obtaining more license, openly 
avowed their Tory sentiments. In reality thev were but the 
renegades such as are found in all isolated and frontier 

As the depredations of these men increased^iwo military 
companies seem to have assumed, or to have been delegated 
the duty of driving them out of the neighborhood — flt task 
not so easy because of the wide area and mountainous 
nature of the country. 


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The captains of these two companies were William 
Bean and Robert Sevier (a brother of Colonel Johii Sevier 
who was morially wounded later at the battle of Kings 

Captain Sevier had recently located in the NoUichucky 
settlement near the present Green and Cocke County line. 
William Bean in this year, 1778, when the depredations of 
the Tories became serious, settled Bean Station in Grainger 
County; this station was the foremost frontier post. It is 
now known as Tate. 

The worst of the Tory desperadoes was Grimes, or 
'*Gaplain" Grimes, as he is called by the historians Hay- 
wood and Ramsey. His real name was Henry Grimes, and 
he had at one time possessed a sort of rt^pecfability anclvvas 
one of fhe original patentees at Watauga. 

Grimes had gathered together a banditti whoso crimes 
panged from horse stealing to murder. Their lairs in the 
mountains for a time seemed inaccessible. They killed a 
Mr. Milliban (Millican in Washington County), and a Mr. 
Grubbs who lived on the NoUichucky, had been carried 
to a high cliff of the river, and with threats of' throwing 
him off, forced to purchase his life with the promise to 
(Bonvey all of his property to the Tory band. Mr. James 
Rioddy, prominent during the State of Franklin, and rep- 
resentative of Green County in the North Carolina Assem- 
bly of 1785, was also captured by Grimes, but later ef- 
fected his escape. 

Captain Bean's company, having succeeded in driving 
Isham Yeariey, a seditious Tory, from the NoUichucky. de- 
termined to penetrate the Watauga mountains and arive 
out Captaii^ Grimes and his men. Grimes, though wound- 
ed, managed to escape to North Carolina. Here he joined 
Ferguson. After the battle of Kings Mountain he was taken 
prisoner, and again falling into the hands of \ho over- 
mountain men, the latter saw that he paid in full the 
penalty for all of his crimes. He was one of the nine Tories 
convicted and hanged after the battle. 

Serving under Captain William Bean in the expedition 
that pursued Captain Grimes was his brother, John Bean, a 
man of education, and a delegate to the convention of 
FVanklin from Washington County, and also Captain 
Bean's son, George Bean, and Edmond Bean, probably a son 
of John Bean. 

The Beans were all famous as riflemen, €md history 
chronicles more than one instance of their marksmanship. 

It is not generally known Ihat at one crucial period 
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haven of refuge not only for the hard-pressed little Whig 
bands from both Georgia and North Carolina, but for the 
families as well of the bold leaders who might suffer perse- 
cution at the hands X)t the British and Tories. So welcome 
were these refugees and so hospitable the peonle of the 
over-rriountain settlements, that following ihe Revolution 
many were glad to take up their permanent residence 
among them. 

Ramsey relates that *'when Colonel Clark returned to 
Georgia after exile in the Watauga and Holston settlements 
he was acco<mpanied by many recruits from this section". 

One of these recruits was Robert Bean, the son of Cap- 
tain William Bean. Colonel Clark with his small army in 
Georgia was forced to use the same strategic methods of 
warfare practiced by Marion and Sumpter in South Caro- 
lina. On one occasion he approached a British camp, and 
poslefd his men, among whom were many of the new re- 
cruits, in ambus'h, and sent a small detachment to draw the 
enemy within the ambuscade. The ruse was successful. 
The unerring riflemen killed several British, with the loss of 
only one Georgian. The commanding officer of the British 
camp was shot down by Robert Bean. The behavior of the 
mountain soldiers on this occasion is said to have done 
much to perpetuate the friendship Clark already felt for the 
people of the western settlements. 

Another historic incident is that which occurred on Se- 
vier's expedition in 1782, when he invaded as far as Ohicka- 
mauga. Much of the trouble with the Indians had long 
been attributed to the activities of British spies in the In- 
dian towns. The disaffection among the Indfans of the 
lower towns seemed to radiate from towns of the Chicka- 
maugas, and in September Colonel John Sevier and 'Colonel 
Joseph Anderson^ of Sullivan County, marched into the 
hostile country, killed the warriors and burned their towns. 

The spy to whom the trouble was attributed was dis- 
covered at Coosa. He had assumed the name of Clements 
and was living with an Indian woman by the name of 
Nancy Coody. Papers were found on his person which 
proved him to be a British sergeant. "Bean, one of the 
soldiers, shot him dead". This member of the Bean family 
may have been Jesse Bean, one of Sevier's captains, and who 
also participated in the battle of Kings Mountain. Jesse 
Bean accompanied Captain William Bean to Bean Station 
and owned land near the fort: whether he was a son of 
Captain William Bean, or a son of John Biean of Washing- 
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Like Daniel Boone, his old friend and companion, Gap- 
tain Bean "did not like to be crowded''. He had helped 
blaze the Boone trail and watched emigrants settle upon 
the \Vatauga and Holston until they numbered perhaps a 
thousand people, then he began io look around for a home 
with more latitude^ and where game was more plentiful. 
It is a family tradition that he selected the site of Bean Sat- 
tion because* of ihe gap in the mountain, and because of the 
sulbhur springs, and salt licks, which latter attracted deer 
and other game. 

Captain Bean erected Bean Station about the year 1778. 
Since ne had grandchildren at this date, he could no longer 
be considered a young man, but as this is the year of his 
activities against the Tories it will be seen that he was still 
very active in frontier military affairs. The fort is said to 
have been strongly built and well defended, when occasion 
necessitated, by the few families who settled in its prox- 

The number of years that pioneer families lived in fear 
and suffered the atrocities from the Indians is shown by 
the massacre of Jane Bean, a daughter of Captain William 
Bean, twenty-one years after the family had moved to 
Bean Station. 

Jane Bean had gone to a nearby spring for the purpose 
of doing a washing when Indians hidden in a cedar thicket 
jumped out, killed and scalped her. The grave may yet be 
^een in the rear of a barn near the public road, and is 
marked with a rough stone bearing the inscription, "Jane 
Bean, Nov. 12, 1799," now on the place of Mr. Ethelbert 
Williams, once part of the estate of the Cobbs at Tate. 

The only remaining daughter of Captain Bean of whom 

we have record is Sarah, who became the wife of John 

Bowen, brother of the brave Lieutenant Reece Bowen, 

whose death is so graphically described by Mr. Draper in 

'Kinffs Mountain and it's Heroes". 

There are many interesting traditions extant in this 
branch of. the family of the early days at Bean Station. 

The story goes that "on the day preceding the marriage 
of Sarah B^n, when all plans had been made for the cele- 
bration, John Bowen was called away to assist in quelling 
an Indian uprising, and the wedding had to be postponed". 
Two weeks later, however, the wedding took place and 
after the culmination of ihe cerwnony the groom took his 
bride to his cabin five miles distant fi^m the station. ^ 

The honeymoon was spent in continuous trepidation 
and fear of the Indians, who at this particular time either 
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iiK?n<ls and broken faith of the settlers, were stealing into 
t*vepy siQWemeM, massaortnn^ and plundering. 

In the eariy morning Sar'ah Bowen wouW »take her pail, 
ixiui while, her hiusband sto-od' giiaM in the doorw^ay with 
his gu'n, (hasten'toBhe spring for water. 

One night Sara'h 'arid' John Bo^vn were awakened by a 
«feal'lhy and saiggeslive lapping oulside the door. They 
arose, aiiTmed themselves with haibdhet and gim and awaited 
the m»oanent of atitack! 

Moments and hoaits passed apd nothing nion* alarming 
tiranspiired tftimi Ihe same suggestive Tap! Tap! Tap! 

With dawn the niysllery of the delayed al'Jtack was 
solved. While dlipping candles on the doorstep, Mrs. Bowen 
had spilled some of t«he laMow, which had altraoled a gan- 
der one of several that Mrs.^ William Bean had bronghft her 
daoighter the same day 'llhat she might collect feathers for a 
new fearther tick! 

Whicn Indian danger threatened and Mir. Powen.was off 
on daily, one of SaraJh Bean-s brofthers would ha^teii for her, 
force her to jump astride the horse behind hini^^a feat 
eflbockinjg 1o the modesty, hurt necessary in llbe emergency, 
and icfaish away with her to 4lhe proteolion of the forL 

Mrs. Bowen was a true daughter of the frontier, and 
lived to 'be ninetj-flhree yeaJrs old. Mier the death of her 
husband ^e accom-paniied a son. on a fi^il^boait ilo Texas and 
Bived and died near the present ci'ty of Daila3i. / 

Russell Bean was ithe youngest child of iEtetptain William 
Bean and Lydia Russell Bean, and his name has been im- 
morta'lzed as '''the first white child; born in Tennessee". If 
tradi'tikm is to be helieved, he grew np iHo be a hdndsome 
youth wiilh blacky curly hair and fine physique. He married 
^. daiugWte'r of (captain Cihairles Robertson, a man of culture, 
a^ emigrant from Souith Gardin^ and trustee of ithe Wa- 
"taiuga's^ iClers until their lands wert». pui'chased* oufrig'h't 
fr«Mm the Indians. Hie was sometimes called "Black Charles 
Rolberlison,'' ei'h.r Ix^caaise of ihis swar'lhiness of com- 
pjexion cr to d'slinguish him from a neither Charles Robert- 
son of the settl foment. 

RusseiM Bean early developed a propensity for advenlllure, 
fxften leaving Ms wife in Washington 'County, he adted as 
pilot fiyr convoys down the river from Knoxvi'lle to the 
Cuaivhppland settlemen'ts. Lat^T in the same capacity he 
^'iTdvehd 'between Memphis and Naftehez. 

On one occasion Russell Bean remained avv^ay for so 
liing Ihat his aviife, believing him dead, married again. On 
Ms r.^turn, finding her married., he proceeded (to lake the la-w 

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in his own hands in «l oiannep which placed! him in a 
posi'tion ito be preseculed by the Robertson family. 

After 'this unfortunate incidenW, Russell Bean lefi East 
Tennessee, going to Nashville, where he married again, ami 
it is saidi became one of the fi-rst police of that city, a po- 
sHion offered him no doubt because of his umusual size and 

The sequeal 'to tthe story of Russell Bean, if true, is one 
in which "Old Hickory's" eloquence reoinited Russell Bean 
with his ftt^l wife, death in the course of yeairs having 
claimed the other participanfts in mailiriimoiiy. 

On Ms way to be inaugurated in Was-hington. Andrew 
Jackson was dining at the 'h'0>lel in the (»ld town of Jones- 
bopo. As a dinner was being served Mr. Jackson saw Russell 
Bean on the veranda of the hotel. It is true theit the do- 
mestic felicity of the Iwn men had been (Hsrupted in a 
mainner noik dissimilar in character, birt Jackson had been 
tihe state's p<*08&e(3Uftin^ aittorney against Bean, and Russell 
Bean's po^sence alt this time may not have indicated en- 
thusiasm or good will toward 'llhe new President. 

However, Mr. Jackson greeted h'im cordiailly, engaged 
hum in conversation, eventually secluding him in a earner 
of the hotel, were oblivious of dinner and waiting guesrtis, 
he talked' long and elo<yuently. As a result of this meeting it 
is said Russdl Bean sought a reconciliation with his wife. 

Of course there may be doubting Thomases who will 
disbelieve this tradition, but who does not wish the first 
little babe born in the hunter's shanty on *he banks of «llhe 
Watauga tJhe culmination of a happy romance? 

The one tradition that can safely be denied is 4hat whch 
^Mes "That Captain William Bean in his wild disin- 
herited Russell, because of his treatment toward his wife". 
RusseW Bean's domestic troubles occurred about the year 
1796, fouHeen years after the death of Captain Bean. 

Capitaiin William Beam's will was proved alt. the May 
term of the Washington County court in the year 1782. 

The next year, by the formation of a new county, Bean 
Station was*^ thrown into Greene Gounliy. W is now in 
Grainger County. 

Russell Bean, the fiirst white child horn in ^^^a\ is now 
Tennessee, married first Rosamund Robertson, daughter 
of Charles Robertson, as before stated. 

Ther children as given by Draper, were: Baxfrr 
Charles, James, Joseph, Robert and Camilla. She married 
a Garland. 

Early records sftiow that Robert Bean, son of William, 
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laler moved to Bean Station. *'Jacob Bean" owned land on 
the suuJh side of the NoIIichucky River in 1788-99. David 
Bean, in 1790, lived on the French Broad in Jeffet^soa 
County. Rus&ell Bean was prosecuted in the courts of 
Gi-cenpville in 1796; he was an inhabitani of the County in 
1799, although Grainger County was formed from Hawkins 
and Knox Counties in the year 1796. 

All of the early Beans are supposed to have descendM 
from Captain William Bean and his brother John, of 
Washington County. 

1 have been told that all of the family of Captain Bean 
had left the neighborhood of Bean Station shortly after the 
year 1800. 

Of the last days of Captain Bean there is no tradition. 
In 1780 he was one of the captains of the militia when re- 
inforcements were sent into South Carolina, and the writer 
is certain that some time she has seen a record of his 
served while under Marion in that slate. 

There seems to be no certainty of his burial place. 

A few years ago a pile of rock near the grave of Jane 
Bean vAas supposed to mark his grave, and perhaps other 
memhei-s of the family. It is probable that this is true; 
such monuments were common in the days when Indians 
violated the graves of those who were their sworn enemies. 

There was a day w hen Bean Station, located on the main 
stage road at the gap in the mountain, promised to be 
somewliat of a metropolis. That day is past, but it is still 
often visited by the lover of historical spots. The springs 
visited by many deer in Captain Bean's time are today an- 
nually visited by many seekers after health and pleasure. 
Tal(» Springs is typically a Tennessee resort. The site 
of Bean Slation, where the first man who brought 
his family to reside in Tennessee lived and died, as 
did his wife, who in the face of an Indian rifle dared to 
quibble with the truth, hoping by so doing that she might 
save hvv neighbors, gathered in the little fort of Watauga, 
is surely worthy of a monument. 

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Thi' family of Daniel Hooiie (who is best known of the 
ntiine), begins apparently with one (ieorge Boone, born in 
England about 1625 or earlier. He married in England and 
died in England. There are foo^ir (ieorge Boones in a direct 
line, showing that George was an established family favor- 
ite before Daniel made the name Bt)one a household word* 

The first George Boone, born alM)ut 1625 or earlier, had 
a son George Boone, born about 1646 or earlier. He was a 
blacksmith. He married Sarah Uppen in England 
about 1665. He died at the age of sixty years. Sarah Upp<Mi 
Boone lived to be eighty years of age. They had at least 
one son whon) they named George and who is the George 
Boone the Third in this chronicle. He w^as born in 1666 
at Stoak, near Exeter, Devonshiiv England. He was a 
w^eaver and when he came to maturity he went to a neigh- 
boring town to pui'sue his calling. There he married Mary 
Maugridge. They were Quakers. They had nine children 
and emigrated to America after thrive of the nine children 
had emigrated lo the new country. George Boone the Third 
died in America in 1744 in' Pennsylvania. His \vH'*\ 
Mary Boone, born 1669 in Brandnich,' England, married 
about 1688 in Bradnich, died in Pennsylvonia, Feb. 2, 1740. 

Tlieir nine children were born in Bradnich^' England, 
the birth place of the mother and the marriage place of 
George and Mary. The thive eld<»st children preceded their 
parents to Am(»rica and in August 1717 the parents sailed 
from England acc(»mpanied by lh(* remaining meanbers of 
the family. Eight of the nim* children, all save John, 
married and raised families. 

The nine children were: 

I George Booik* the fourlh. 

II Sarah Boone marritHl Jacob Stover, a German. 

ni Squire Boone born November 25, 1696, married 
Sarah Morgan (1720) at (iwynedd Meeting House with a 
Quaker ceremony. 

IV Mary Boone married Jaunts \A'ebb. 

V John Boone died unnuirried. 

VI Joseph Boone. 

VII Benjamin Boone nuuTied Sussanah . 

Mil James Boone married Mary Foulks. 

IX Samuel MoiMie. 


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George Boone, fourth of the name and one of the nine 
children of George and Mary Maugridge Boone was one of 
the emigrants that landed at Philadelphia, October 10, 

George Boone, the Ft)urth was born in Bradnich, Eng- 
land, July 13, 1690, died Nov. 20, 1753 in America. Early 
traditions say that when ht^ was al>out twenty-two or three 
he, his sister Sarah and his brother Squire Boone, were 
sent by the family to America and that he returned with a 
favorable report and that remaining members of the family 
then accompanied him on his second journey to America, 
landing at Philadelphia October 10, 1717. He mapried 
Deborah Howell, 1713. She was born August 1691. died 
January 26, 1759. 

Their children were : 

1 George Boone, Fifth, in a direct line, born ^713 or 
1714; died unmarried in 1730. 

2 Mary Boone, born 1716, married Isaac Lee. 

3 Hannah Boone, born 1718, died 1753; married: George 
Hughes and had three children : Boone Hughes, Jen Hughes 
and SaTOuel BcK)ne Hughes, born 1766, and perhaps had 
other children. 

4 Deborah Boone, born 1720. 

5 Dinah Boone, born 1722, married, fii'st. 

Williams, and had Abner Williams, and married, second, 
Cotes, and had Solomon Gotes. 

6 William Boone, born 1724, married Sarali Lincoln 
and had eight children: Jeremiah, William, George, 
Thomas, Hezikah, Abigail (who married Adin Pancost), 
Mary and Mordicai. 

7 Joseph Boone, born 1726, married and 

had at least one son, George Boone, and perhaps others. 

8 Jeremiah Boone, born 1728. 

9 Abigail Boone. 

10 Hesekiah Boone, born 1743. 
Another record gives also: 

11 Sarah Boone, married David Wilcoxen. 

I have been unable to find any record of Sarah Boone 
subsequent to her marriage to Jacob Stover, a German, or 
Jacob Stuber, March 15, 1715. She was born in Brandnich, 
England, February 18, 1691. 

Squire Boone, son of George and Mary Maugridge 
Boone, was born in Brandnich, England, November 26, 


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4619. He was one of the three eldest children of the family 
who were sent to America preceding the family emigration 
in 1717. He married Sarah Morgan, July 23, 1720, at the 
Qwynedd Meeting House, aocordfing to the Quaker cere- 
mony. She was a daughter of John Morgan. The name 
Squire is not just a corruption of Esquire or a title but 
seems to have become a family cogomen l>ecau&e of some 
previous connection and it descends for several genera- 
tion®. Squire Boone was dismissed from the Quaker 
Church in 1748 because he gave his approval to his son, 
Israel Boone, for marrying 'out of the church''. Squire 
Boone moved for this reason 1o Holman's Ford, North 
Carolina, on the Yadkin River during or before the year 
1750. It is to this circumstance that his sou. I>aniel Boone, 
most famous of the name, became a pioneer of the North 
Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky Mountains. 

Squire and* Sarah Boone had twelve children, namely: 

1 Sarah Boone, born April 7, 1724; died 1824; married 
John Wilcoxen. 

2 Israel, born May 20, 1729; married about 1748 "^'out 
of the Church" for in that year Squii^e Boone is dismissed 
from the Quaker congregation for ajiproving his son's 

3 Samuel Boone, born May 3. 1878; died 1815. He was 
in the Revolution. Married Sarah Day, who was alivo 
October 19, 1730. 

4 Jonathan Boone, born December 17, 1730. 

5 Elizabeth Boone, born February 1(», 1732; married 
William Grant, born 1720 and died 1804, in Fayette County, 
Kentucky. He was among the Virginians who emigrated 
to Kentucky in 1779 and built a fort at Bryan's Station 
with his brother-in-law, Daniel Bo(»nf. He is mentioned 
in histories of Kentucky! It is said Ihat Elizabeth after his 
death, married Bouton Fletcher and another r«»eord says she 
married John Turner. 

6 Daniel Boone, born — , 1734. His record will follow. 

7 Mary Boone, born November 14. 1736. 'married, first 
William Bryan (see Br>'an familyK and married, second. 
General Oharles Smith. ' 

8 George Boone, born Januarj- 13. 1738 or 1739. 

9 Edward Boone, born NovemlMT 30. 1740 or 1742. 

10 Squire Boone, Second. 

11 Hannah Boone, bom August 1, 1740, died 1820; 
married, first, John Stuart, who died 1770. They had four 
children. She married, second, Richard P^Mniington and had 
a fifth child whose name was Richard P^Muiinglon, and she 
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12 Nathan Boone. 

Of the foregoing twelve children of Squire Boone the 
First, and his wife, Sarah Morgan Boone, the record of each 
is well established, but the story of Daniel Boone, the 
Pioneer and Revolutionary hero, rather overshadiows all his 
brothers and sisters and their families. 


Daniel Boone was the sixth child of Squire Boone and 
Sarah Morgan Boone. He was born 1734 in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, and came to Holman's Ford, Yadkin River, 
Nbrih Carolina some time during or before 1750 (some 
records say 1749) while he was still quite young. He died 
in 1820 in St. Charles, Missouri, at the home of his grand- 
son, Nathan Boone. His body and his wife's were re- 
intered in Frankfort, Kentucky. 

He married Rebecca Brj-aii in 1755, his father Squire 
Boone, then a Justice of Ihe Peace in Rowan County of- 
ficiating. Rebecca was a daughter of Morgan Bryan (see 
Bryan history). She died in Missouri in 1813. His meeting 
with Rebecca when he thought she was a deer, or at least 
a wild creature — sihe had gone out to the Spring to bring 
in water — ^^his leveling his gun at her and later following 
the supposed! deer into her father's house to meet her there 
and fall in love with her, is all a part of his ro- 
mantic history which is all deeply enmeshed in the history 
of the three states: North Carolina, Tennessee and Ken- 
tucky. This record however is briefly a genealogical story 
and has not space for his remarkable history no matter how 
interesting it is. 

There were born to Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan 
Boone children, namely: 

1 James Boone, born Mav 5, 1757; killed by Indians 
October 10, 1775. 

2 Israel Boone, born 1759; killed by Indians. 

3 Susannah Boom*, born November 2, 1760; married 
William Hiays. 

4 Jemima Boone, born October 4, 1762 (Kentucky his- 
tory says she was born 1775) ; married Flandei*s Calloway. 

5 Lavina Boone, born March 13, 1776; married Joseph 

6 Daniel Morgan Boone, born 1768, said to })e the first 
settler in Kansas; married Sarah Lewis. 

7 Rebecca Boone, born 1770; married Phillip Goe. 

8 Jesse Bryan Boone, born 1773; married Chloe Van 
Bibber, daughter of Captain John V^an Bibber. 

9 William Boone, born June 1775; died young. 


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10 Nathan Boone, born 1781; married Olive Van Bib- 
ber; buried at Ash Grove, Missouri. 

Rebecca Bryan Boone was probably the first white 
woman in Kentucky and with her husband must be called 
one of the founders of Boonsborough, the s^ond oldest 
settlement in Kentucky. The first woman to own a piece 
of land in 'Kentucky was Susannah, daughter of Daniel and 
Rebecca Boone> who at an early date obtained a patent 
for a tract in Madison County. Daniel kept on exploring 
all his life and his wanderings were many, finally taking 
him to the present state of Missouri where he died. 

Susannah Boone, third child of Daniel and Rebecca 
Bryan Boone, married William Hays. They went to Ken- 
tucky with Daniel an-d Hartley's Life of Daniel Boone 
speaks of his living with -his daughter, Susannah Hays, in 
Piatte County, Missouri. Among her children were: Lucy 

Hays, who married Lancaster, and had Ramson M. 

Lancaster, ( who married Sarah A. Roberts) and Lucy 

Lancaster, (who married Jenkins) ; and Susan Hays 

who married Isaac Van Bibber and had Fannie Van Bibber 
who married Cyrenius Cox and had Missouri Cox and 
James M. Cox.. 

Jemima Boone, daughter of Daniel Boone and Rebecca 
Bryan Boone was born October 4, 1762. She wms captured by 
the Indians when she was a child but was rescued. She 
married Flanders Galloway and had ten children, namely: 
John B. Calloway (who married Elizabeth Cotton) ; Larkins 
Calloway (who married Susan Howell) ; Captain James 
Calloway (who married Nancy Howell) ; Susannah Callo- 
way (who married Thiomas Howell); Frances Galloway; 
Daniel Boone Calloway; Sallie Boone Galloway; Tabitha 
Calloway; Betsy Calloway and Minerva Galloway. 

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The founder of the Borden family iii America was Rich- 
ard Borden, a son of Matthew Borden, church warden of 
Hedcorn Parish, County Kent, England, and his wife, Joan. 
Matthew Borden is traced back to Henry Borden of Hedcorn 
Parish who was born about 1375. and his wife, Rober^ia. 
The Borden family is of Norman- English origin; the origi- 
iiaj spelling of the name was Bourdon. There have been 
many variants on the name Borden, the most frequent be- 
ing, at least in the American family, the form Burden. 

Richard Borden, Ihe inmugrant, was born at Hedcorn and 
was baptized September 22, 1595. On September 28, 1625, 
he was married in Hedcorn church to Joan Fowle. In 1628 
Richard and Joan (Fowle) Borden removed from the parish 
of Hedcorn to the neighboring parish of Oranbrook, thence 
in 1635 to New England, settling in Boston Neck, near Rox- 
bury, Massachusetts. In the spring of 1638, they became 
members of the first colony of settlers of Rhode Island. 
Richard Borden was one of the three men who laid out the 
original town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and according 
to Mussell (American Ancestry. Vol. VII), he was elected 
in 1654 treasurer of the United Colonies. The first five 
children of Richard and Joan (Fowle) Borden were born 
in England; the sixth, Matthew, born May 16, 1638, was the 
first while child born ^ju Rhode Island. ' In all there were 
4(welve children. From the seventh, John, the Southern 
Bordens are descended. During the last centurv his de- 
scendants have greatly outnumbered those of all his 
brothers, and now they may be found in almost every state 
of tlie Union. He married Mary Earle, daughter of William 
and Mary (Walker) Earle, and granddaughter of Ralph and 
Jon(a Earle, who weiv also among the original setters of 
Rhode Island. 

J0hn and Mary (Earle) Borden had nine children. Of 
'these the sixth son and youngest child, Benjamin, born in 
Portsmouth 1692, inherited 5,000 acres of land in Pennsyl- 
vania and also acquired a large estate in New Jersey, where 
he settled. It is said that he first went to Virginia'in 1732. 
By a grant dated July 12, 1734, 1,122 acres of land "on the 
we&tern side of the Shenandoah River in the county to be 
called' Orange" were patented to Benjamin Borden, Andrew 
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was opened January 124734,aiid the justices included in the 
^'Commission of Peace'', wore James Barbour (grandfather 
of Governor James Barbour and Phillip Pendleton Bar- 
bour), Zachary Taylor (grandfather of President Taylor), 
Joist Hite, Morgan Morgan. Benjamin Borden, and the 
ubiquitous John Smith. 

Benjamin Borden deserves to have his najme remem- 
bered chiefly on account of the part he played in settling 
up the valley of Virginia, he obtained from Governor 
Gooch, October 3, 1734, i)atent for a tract of land in 
Frederick County which was called Borden's Manor. At 
the same time he was promised 100,000 acres (according to 
Peyton's History of Augusta Comity (500,0(X)),on th(^ waters 
of the James River, as soon as he should locate one hundred 
Aeltlers on tho tract. Borden's Manor was south of 
Beverly's Manor, and it embraced the whole upper part of 
Augusta and Rockbridge Counties, the famous Natural 
Bridge being located on the tract. Ncith<?r Borden nor the 
proprietors of Beverly's Manor (William Beverly, John 
Randolph, Richard Randolph and John Robertson) tired 
in their etTorts to secure immigrants. Borden mady* at least 
two trips to Europe for this purj)ose. He returned from the 
first one in 1737 with a number of colonists. The first 
settlers on Borden's Manor were Ephriam McDowell and his 
family. They were soon followed by Archibald Alexander, 
John Fatton, Andrew Moore, Hugh T^elford, John Matthews, 
the Prestons, Paxtous, Lyl(»s, Grigsbys, Stewarts, Wallaces. 
Wilsons, Caruthers, Calnpbells, McClungs, McRaes, ana 
others who became the founders of some of Virginia's dis- 
linguished families. 

Benjamin Borden died November, , possessed of 

130,000 acres of land in Virginia and New Jersey. He, was 
survived by his wife, Jerusah, who soon returned to New 
Jersey to reside, and by ten children, as follows: (1) Bea- 
jamin, who married Mrs. Magdalene (Woods) McUowell 
(they had only one child who gn^w to maturity, a daughter. 
Martha, who married, first Benjamin Hawkins, and had 
four children:: (1) Sarahj who married William Mitchell, 
•(2) Magdalene, w^ho married Colonel Harvey, (3) William 
and (4) James. Martha (Borden) Hawkins married, 
second, Robert Harvey) ; (2) Hannah, who married Edwara 
Rogers (their son, Edward, was a Revolutionary soldier) ; 
(3^ Mercy, who married William Fearnley; (John (see 
below) ; (5) Abigail, who married, first, Jacob Worthing- 
ton (they had a son, William, who married Elizabeth 
Machir), and, second, James Pritchard; (6) Rebecca, who 
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(7) Deborah, who married Thomas Henley; (8) Lydia, who 
married Jacob Peck (see below) ; (9) Elizabeth, who 
married, first Nichols and had a son, William, born 1747, 
and, second. Patton and left Patton descendants in Tennes- 
we, and (10) Joseph, who removed to Tennessee. 

John feorden, son of Benjamin, Sr., died in 1875 in 
Covington, Kentucky, leaving eight children: (1) Joseph, 
of Knoxville. Tennessee, (see below), and William, who 
settled in White County, Tennessee, and later removed to 
Washington County, Arknasas, where he left three sons. 
John, Joseph and William; (a) Benjomin, who married 
and had several daughters; (4) John, who died in Harde- 
man (^/ounty, Tennessee, leaving several daughters; (5) Re- 
becca, who married Overs tree t^ of Overton County, Tennes- 
see; (6) Margaret, who married Judge Keither, of Knox- 
ville; (7) Nancy, who married John Mc Williams, of Bled- 
soe County, Tennessee, and (8) Sarah, who married Alex- 
ander McCoy, of Knoxville. 

Joseph Borden of Knoxville, married Mary Echols. 
They had five children: (1) Eli, who married Marcha 
Wheeler; (2) Hawkins, who settled in Walker County, 
Alabama; (3) John, who married, first, Catherine Matlock, 
and second, Catherine Sevier, a grandaughter of Governor 
Sevier (see Sevier family) ; (4) Joseph, who settled in 1818 
JBn Calhoun County, Alabama, and f5) Ann, who married 
Moses Johnson and had one son, Allan. 

I think it probable that Borden's first wife, Catherine 
Matlock, was also of the Sevier family and that she was a 
daughter of William and Polly Sevier Matlock, the latter a 
sister of Governor John Sevier, and named Catherine for 
flie governor's other sister. 

Lydia Borden, daughter of Benjamin, Sr., (born 1720, 
died 1801), married Jacob Peck, a native of Wurttemberg, 
Germany, who settled 1738 in Pennsylvania. This name was 
written Beck, but in southern Germany was pronounced 
Peck. All of the sons of Jacob used the form Peck, with the 
possible exception of Joseph, whose last reference found 
m 1785. is under the name Beck. Joseph probably settled 
in Nortnern Alabama; Hardesty (Historical and Geograph- 
ical Encyclopedia) says that Jacob settled in Alabama, but 
Oils doubtless incorrect as he was still living at Staunton, 
Virginia, at the age of 71). Jacob and Lydia fBorden) Peck 
hftd eight children: (1) Benjamin (see below) ; Jacob, who 
married , first, Mary Abney, and second, Elizabeth Dash- 
Itam; (3) John H., of. Botecourt Countv, Virginia, who 
married Mary McCreary;: (4) Adam, who settled in East 
Tenne'ssef*. and left a number of descendants, inchiding 

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Judge J. Peck, one of the founders of Emory and Henry 
College; (5) Mary, who married Jacob Carper; (6) Joseph, 
who married Hannah Thomas (Joseph W6U5 a soldier of the 
Revolution, as some of his brothers are said to have been; 
(7) Hester (see below), and (8) Hannah who married Peter 

Benjamin, son of Jacob and Lydia (Borden) Peck, was 
born in 1746. He married Margaret Carper and settled in 
what is now Craig County^ Virginia. They had five sons : 
John, Jacob, Adam, Benjamin and Joseph. John, the 
eldest son. was born September tO, 1772. He settled in Giles 
County, Virginia, and in 1806 was appointed one of the first 
Justices of the Peace of that county. He married Elizabeth 
Snidow, daughter of Colonel Christian Snidow and his 
wife, Mary Burke, a granddaughter of Captain James 
Burke, who in 175o, discovered the picturesque valley in 
Tazewell Goimty, Virginia, known as Burke's Garden. 
The^ir Children were: (1) Mary Burke, Who married her 
cousin, Benjamin Borden Peck; (2) Margaret Carper, who 
married Charles Lewis Pearis, son of Colonel George and 
Rebecca (Clay) Pearis (their only child, Electra, married 
Dr. Charles W. Pearis, son of Samuel P. and Rebecca 
(Chapmab) Pearis) ; (3) Christian Lewis, who married 
Susan Price and left descendants in Giles County; (4) 
Clara S., who married John H. Vawter (they had several 
children, among them a son. Captain Charles E. Vawter, for 
many years i)rincipal of the Miller School, of Albermarle 
County, Virginia, who married Virginia Longley) ; (5) 
Joseph Addison who married Eellen Baker and settled in 
Texas; (6) Sarah S., who married Edwin Amos (they had 
a daughter, Sarah, who married Colonel William Palmer, 
of Richmond and Blacksburg, Virginia. Their daughter. 
Sarah, married' Robert Preston Reams and their only chila 
is Mrs. Valentine Nesbit, of Birmingham. Another daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Palmer, married Frank Christian, a third; 
Lelia, married Eigbert Leigh, of Richmond, and the fourth, 
Claudia, is Mrs. William Ormond Young, of Richmond)^ 

(7) William Henry, who married Elizabeth Amos, a siswt 
of Edwin, and settled in Logan County, West Virginia; 

(8) Rebecca R., who died young; (9) Charles Decatur, who 
married Rachel Hoge Thomas, a daughter of Colonel Wil- 
liam Thomas and wife, Rachel Montgomery Hoge, who 
was a granddaughter of James and Elizabeth (Howe) Hoge, 
pioneer settlers of what is now Pulaski County, Virginia; 
(10) Dr. Erastus Watson Peck, who married first, Mary 
Mason, of Lynchburg, second Ann Handfley, and third 
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McNult (Ihey had several sons and two daughters (1) Mary, 
who married Colonel James Barbee Peck and had several 
children among them a daughter, Josephine, who married 
Dr. S. D. Long, president of Martha Washington College, 
and Juanita, who married Judge George B. Sinclair, form- 
erly of GharloHesville, Virginia, now of New York) ; (12) 
Martha M, who married Judge John Alexander Kelly, son 
of Vincent Howell and Ann Simmons (Alexander) Kelly 
(one of their sons, Francis Alexander Kelly, married Eliza 
Patton (see Gaines family, Volume I Notable Southern 
Families) ; another. Judge L. Kelly, of Virginia Court of 
Appeals, married Mary Hull, daughter of Gaptain D. D. 
Hull, of Marion. Virginia), and (13) Josephine E., who 
married Dr. Richard Phillips and settled in Alabama. 

Jacob, the second son of Benjamine and Margaret 
(Carper) Peck, married Malinda Givens. They had eleven 
children: (1) Benjamin Borden, who married Mary Burke 
Peck (they had six sons, Pembroke, Charles, Lewis, James 
H., Jacob A., Erastus H. and Borden Wallace, who was 
killed in the battle of Gettysburg) ; (2) Williaim Givens, 
who died unmarried; (3) Elisha G., who married Margaret 
Peters; (4) Daniel R., who died unmarried; (5) George 
Harrison, who married Sarah J. Handley; (C)) James Pres- 
ton, who married Elizabeth Scott; (7) Jacob H., who 
married Ann Hendley; (8) Margaret Carper, who married 
Archibald Peck, son of John and Jane (Hutcheson) Peck; 
(9) Rhoda E., who married James MoClaugherty; (10) 
Louisa S., who married Lewis Payne and (11) Rebecca, 
who married John A. Calfee. 

Benjamine, son of Benjamin and Margan't (Carper) 
Peck, married Rebecca Snidow, sister of his brother's wife, 
and settled in Monroe County, West Virginia. Their chil- 
dren were: (1) W^illiara H., (2) Christian, (3) Prancii, 
(4) John S., who married Mary Burke Snidow, daughter 
of Johii and Rachel (Chapman) Snidow. (They had the 
following children: James P., who was killed in 1864 in 
Ihe batlJe of Cold Harbor; Hugh T., who lives in Maryland, 
Chapman J., of Giles County, John, Ann, who married John 
P.' Peck, and Elizabeth, who married Harvey Snidow) ; (5) 
Martha Hobbs;( 11) EHmberfh E., who married Dr. Robert B. 
who niarried John A. Chalfee. 

Hester Peck, daughter of Jacob and Lydia( Borden) Peck, 
married Isaac Van Meter. They had eight children: (1) 
Hiannah, who married McFerrin; (2) Mary, who married 
Charles Hedrick; (3) Elizabeth, who married Benjamin 
Carper (they had three sons, James, George and Joseph, 
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who married Echols, Robert who was killed near 

Williamsburg, Virginia, in the War Between 
the States; Wyndham, and Ariaha Williamson, who 
married William B. Bean — Dr. Robert Bennet Bean, 
of the University of Virgnia, is their son) ; 

(4) Placentia, who married McFerrin; 

(5) Jacob, who married Patsy Ushur Shrewsbury (see be- 
low) ; Joseph, of Marion, Virginia, who married Damaris 
Lockland, of Hagerstown, Maryland. (They had seven 
children, none of whom left descendants; (7) Sarah Haw- 
kins, wno married Dr. Eleazer Sweetland and settled in 
Greenup County, Kentucky (see below). 

Jacob and Fatsy (Shrewbury) Van Meter had eight 
children: (i) William Steel, who married Mary Shrews- 
berry; (2) Mary, who married William Cooke; (3) Julia, 
who married Atwood G. Hobson; (4) Caroline E., who 
married George Bradley Adams, of Bowling Green, Ken- 
tucky; (5) Samuel Kirk, who married Jane Sharp; (6) 
Charles Joseph, who married Mrs. Catherine (Moss) Overall; 
(7) Sarah, who married M. P. Clarkson and (8) Clinton 
Clay, who died unmarried. 

Dr. Eleazer and Sarah Hawkins (Van Meter) Sweetland 
had ten children: (1) Elizabeth, who married Thomas 
Jefferson Obenchain, of Wythville, Virginia; (their eldest 
son. Dr. William Alexander Obenchain, president of Ogden 
College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, married Eliza Calvert, 
the novelist, whose nom de plume is Eliza Calvert Hall. 
They have four children : Margery, William, Thomas Hale 
and Cecilia Calvert) ; (2) Mary Hester, who married Georfi:e 
Walter Strickland; (3) Charles Gouldf, who died in StricK- 
land, California, unmarried; (4) Samuel McFerrin, who 
married first Martha Abernethy and second, Mary Aber- 
nethy; (5) Martha, who married Elijah Walker; (6) Isaac 
Van Aleter, w^ho married Martha Russell; (7) Henry PetUi, 
who married Augusta Ladd; (8) Captain William A., wh# 
was killed in the battle of Gettysburg; (9) 'Sarah> who 
married Luke Powell, and (10) James Otis, who married 
Martha Scott. 

William Borden, fifth son of John andj Mary( Earle) 
Borden married Alice Hull, daughter of John and Alice 
(Teddeman) Hull, and settled in 1733 in Beaufort Gaimty, 
North Carolina, on the river which he named Newport 
River. They had three daughters and one son, WilUain^ 
who married Mrs. Comfort (Lovett) Small. Thipy bad 9jix 
children, as follows: (1) John, who died young;. (2) Wil- 
liam, married Ann Delaney, and had one son, Barcley; (3) 
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who married, first Nancy Wallace, and' second, Rebecca 
Staunton; (5) Hope, who married Asa Hatch, of Jones 
County, North Carolina, and (6) Joseph, who married Mrs. 
Esther (Wallace) Easton, daughter of David and Mary 
(Willis) Wallace. Joseph and' Esther (Wallace) Borden 
resided in Carteret County, North Carolina. They had nine 
children: (i) William, who married Elizabeth Dickson. 
(They had two children, Eleanor Hull, who died unmarried, 
and Martha Webb, who married, John S. Telfair; (2) Ben- 
jamin, who married, first Margaret Hill and second, Mrs. 
Martha (Cocke) Gray, of Lynchburg, Virginia. (They had 
seven children, as follows: Joseph who married Prances 
Scott Gray; Thomas J., who married Elizabeth Byrn; 
Miranda, who married Major Thomas Crawford Clark; 
William A., who married Alice G. Moore; Mary, who 
married, first William T. Cheney and second Edward Fen- 
wick Campbell; Benjamin Clayborn, who married Robert 
Moon\ and James Pennington, who married Melissa Par- 
ham. (3) David Wallace, who married his cousin, Hope 
Ward (their children were Elizabeth Graham, who married 
George Lovic Pierce, Mary James, who married David 
Grace of Birmingham, Hannah War, who married, first 
George Lovic Pierce and second, William Kirk Wallace, 
and Joshua A., who died young). (4) Joseph, of Borden, 
California, who married Juliet Rhodes; (they had eight 
children: Thomas Pennington, Mary, Judge Rhodes Bor- 
den, of the Supreme Court of San Francisco, Nathan Lane, 
who married Minnie Lee Borden, Sheldon, who married 
Frances Burnett, Ivey Lewis, who married Hetty Thompson, 
and Ann Helen). (5) Thomas Richardson, who married 
Ann M. Jones; (6) Judge James Wallace Borden, who 
married Emma Griswx)ld (their children are Esther, who 
married George H. Aylesworth, Mary, Rebecca, Kenyon, 
who married Charles E. Grover, Joseph, William, who 
married Lavinna Fielding, Brigadier-General George Pen- 
nington Borden, who married Elizabeth Reynolds; Emiline, 
who married Oaptain Charles E. Hargous and David H. 
who married Mary Nelson) ; (7) Mary Wallace, who 
married Israel Sheldon; (they had one daughter, Mary, who 
married, first William Watson Woolsey and second, Colonel 
Woolsey Rogers Hopkins). (8) Isaac Pennington, who 
married Elizabeth Marset and (9) Hannah G., who died 

A third branch of the Borden family that settled in the 
South is descended from Arnold Borden, (born September 
3, 1795), a grandson of Joseph, the third son of John and 
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rigg and moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina, and also 
purchased an estate in North Alabama. They had seven 
children: (1) Harriet, who married Dr. Charles F. Dewey, 
uncle of Aarairal Dewey; (2) James Cole, a captain in th^ 
Confederate Army, who married Mary Caruthers; (d) 
Edwin Brownrigg, who anarried Georgia WhitefleW; (4) 
Louisa, who married Frances W. Kornegay; (5) Sarah, 
who married Dr. John Miller; (6) Eugenia Arnold, who 
died in infancy, and (7) William Henry, who married, first 
Susan Edmondson, second, Julia Edmondson, and third 
Harriet Kennedy. 

The founder of a fourth branch of the Borden family 
was Gail Borden II, who married Philadelphia Wheeler, a 
descendtmt of Roger Williams. This Gail Borden was a 
grandson of John, who was the second son of John and 
Mary (Earle) Borden. Gail and Philadelphia (Wheeler) 
Borden settled in 1841 in Kentucky. They had four sons : 
(1) Gail III (see below) ; (2) Thomas Henry, who married, 
first Dennis Woodward and second Louisa A. Graves, ana 
settled in Galveston, Texas; (3) Paschal Pavolo, who 
married Mary S. Hatch and settled in Weimar, Texas. The 
eldest of these four brothers was born November 6, 1801. 
He was an important figure in ihe early history of Texas, 
where he was mtimately connected with Stephen F. Aus^tin. 
He was the inventor of pemmican meat biscuits and an ex- 
cellent beef extract and in 1856 he patented his celebrated 
condensed milk. Texas commomorates his name in Borden 
County, of whicli ihe principal town is Gail. He married 
Penelope Mercer, and nad seven child*ren: (1) Henry Lee. 
who was head of the Borden Condensed Milk Company or 
Chicago; (2) Morton Quinn, who died young; (3) Pniladel- 
phia Wheeler, who married Judge Jehu Warner Parker of 
Clarksburg, West Virginia; (4) Stephen Austin, who died 
young; (6) Mary, who married Mills S. Munsill of Con- 
necticut; (5) John Gail of Ormond, Florida, who married 
Ella L. Graves. Ho succeeded to the presidency of the New 
York Condensed Milk Company at the death of his father. 

Thomas Benrj' and Louisa (Graves) Borden had two 
sons, John who married Mary McKee and James Cochran, 
who married Palmyra Atkinson, daughter of Dorsey and 
Mary (Patton) Atkinson, of Williamson County, Tenn. 

Parschal Pavolo and Martha (Stafford) Borden also had 
two sons, Milan, who married Ella Underwood, and Wil- 
liam, who married Emma Graves. 

John Petti t and Mary (Hatch) Borden, had four chil- 
dfren : Thaddeus H., who was killed in the War Between the 
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married William J. Duffel and Lee deWitt, 'who married 
Mary A. Green, of Lrouisville, Kentucky. 

The Borden coat of arms is as follows : The field azure, 
a chevron engrailed, ermine, two bourbons, or pilgrim's 
staves proper in chief; and a cross-crosslet in base^ or 
Crest; a lion rampant above a scroll (au^gent) on his smis- 
!er foot: Motto Falma Virtuti: and above the crest, Ex- 

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It has been said that I he family tree of the O'Briens 
bends beneath the weight of its royal ancestry. "On every 
branch hangs a monarch" was almost too true at one time. 
Kings of Thomound. of Munster and Limrick, Earls of 
Ichquin and Barons of Tadcaster are of this line. 

The Monarch, Brien Born, killed at the battle of Clontart 
in 1014, is said to be responsible for the name Bryan as the 
surnaime, the "0" meaning the son of, or descendiant of 
Brien, and no matter whicit the s[^H»llng of the name, they 
are all the same family, from Machias O'Brien of Maine 
with his six fighting sons to Joseph Bryan, the English 
planter, who selfled in Sonth (Carolina prior to 1700. 

Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina received 
their quota of emigrants of the name, three main lines all add 
to the stime story of politioxil intngue iji Ihe old country, 
showing a common ancestor. Many believe this to be 
William Smilh Brjan, **dei)orted to the colony of Virginia 
in 1650, as an undesirabh* citizen, with his family goods 
and chatties, consisting of a shipload (McKenzie (>)lonial 
Families, Vol. VI). 

He was the son of Sir Francis Bryan, a prominent man 
of Ireland about the middle of the i(Uh century. 

One authority 'makes Francis Bryan the son of William 
Smith Bryan and places William Smith Bryan's amval in 
Virginia, in 1615, with tlu^ statem^Mit that between the years 
1623 and 1666 there were twenty-one Bryans, sons and 
grandsons of William Smith Firjan. who took up lands in 
Virginia. Certain it is that in 1631. January 2, John Bryan, 
aged 25, was transported to Virginia in boat ''Bonaventure'* 

William Smith Bryan is said to be the ancestor of Sir 
f)dK\^ard O'Brien, of William Smith O'Brien and Lord 
Ichquin. The Edward O'Brien line settled in North 
Carolina. ''Edward was the eldest of five brothers, an«l 
brought with him the coronet which was his birth-right*. 


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Needhani Bryan, born in Virginia in 1690, settled in 
North Carolina, "''urged by relatives already there''. William 
Smith Bryan, the first in Virginia, son of Sir Francis Bryan, 
settled in Gloucester County, Virginia, and had eleven sons. 
We are only sure of one, Francis, the eldest, altho Morgan 
Bryan in Nlorfolk County in 1093 is thought to be a son. 
Perhaps also James Bryan a land owner in Isle of Wight 
County and his brother, William Bryan (father of Need- 
ham) who settled in Isle of Wight County in 1688, Richard 
in King George County, 1694 and John the father of five 
O'Briens w^ho settled in North Carolina (Edward, William, 
John, Council and Hnrdy}. In Vol. VI, Virginia Colonial 
Records, page 12, the will of Thomas Wight, Sept. 20, 1672, 
of Moratico Creek, mentions sonvs-in-law Thomas and 
Robert Bryan. 

Francis Bryan, eldest son of William Smith Bryan, bom 
about 1630, returned to Ireland in 1667 and endeavored to 
recover his heredatary titles and estates, but was so perse- 
cuted by the English Government that he sought refuge in 
Denmark where he married Sarah Brinker or Brunker. He 
later returned to Ireland, where he died in 1694. His son, 
Morgan, was born in Deimiark in 1681 and William in 
Ireland in 1685. 


"After Morgan Bryan (PYaiicis, William Smith) came 
to years of maturity, he left his parents in Ireland and canv.^ 
to America, to Pennsylvania. The record shows that Mor- 
gan Bryan lived in Chester County, where in 1719 he 
married Martha Strode". Several children were born in 
Pennsylvania. Then in 1728 or 1730, he with Alexander Ross 
and others received a grant of one thousand acres of land 
on the Potomac and Opequan Rivers in Virginia, and settled 
near the present site of Winchesler. Here the rest of his 
children were born, and Martha Strode Bryan died in 1747. 
After her death he sold his interest in Virginia and in the 
fall of 1748 moved his family to North Carolina and settled 
in the forks of the Yadkin River, then Anson County, later 
(1753) Rowan. About two years later Squire Boone moved 
from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, and became a near 
neighbor. Here Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan were 
were married in 1755 and William Brj^an and Mary Boone 
the same year. All family records say ihat Mariha Strode 
Bryan died 1747 in Virginia, but in Augusta County 
Records, Vol. Ill, p. 340, we fmd that on September 27, 1753, 
Edward Hughes, Squire Boone and James Carter, of Roane 
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Martha, wife of Morgan Bryan. 

Morgan Bryan died in 1763, aged 92 years. (This would 
make his birth 1671) and was buried in Rowan County. 
His will on file at Salisbin\v Oounty, North Gajrolina, Wfll 
Book A, /p. 13. gives unto 'my beloved son, Thomas, my 
mansion house and plantation*; unto my beloved daughter, 
Elinor linville, all my wife's apparel. I give and bequeath, 
Joseph, Samuel, Morgan, John, Willam, Jamt^ and Thomas 
and daughter Elinor Linville, etc. 

The children of Morgan and Martha Strode Bryan were: 

1 Joseph, born 1720; married Hester Hampton (second 
wife) or name Alice and Hester. 

2 Samuel, married Masmilla Simpson. 

3 James, boni 1723-1802; married 1750. Rebecca Knox. 

4 Morgan Jr., born May 20, 1729; niarried Mary 

5 John, married Frances Battle. 

6 Elinor, married William Linvilln. 

7 Mary, married Forbes. 

8 William, died 1781; married 1755, Mary Boone. 

9 Thomas, born 1736. died 1789; married Hunt. 

10 Sarah. 

11 Rebecca, married 1755, Daniel Boone. 

Of these, James, Morgan and William and some records 
say Joseph, went to Kentucky with Boone and built the fort 
known as Bryan's Station. 

1 Joseph, the eldest, remained in Virginia, while the 
others moved to North Carolina with their father. He is 
found in many deeds in Augusta County, and his wife Alice 
as la;le as 1754 and 1755, /"Alice, wife of IJosejjh Brj^an, 
has a private examination". They had three sons : William, 
Morgan and John. 

2 Samuel was the only son of Morgan Bryan who did 
not serve in the Revolution. He raised an army of eight 
hundired men and tendered them with himself to the Gover- 
nor of North Carolina to fight for the King. After the war 
he was courtmarshalled and his property was confiscated. 
No record of descendants. 

3 James Bryan, son of Morgan and Martha (Strode) 
Bryan, was born in 1723, died in 1802. He married in 1756, 
Rebecca Knox. They had the following children : 

David Bryan, born Oct. 29, 1757, who married Mary 
Poor and had ten children: James, Morgan Elizabeth, 
Mary, Willis, John, Susian, Hrizella, Samuel and William. 


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Jonathan, born Julv 15, 1759, married Mary Hughes 
Ooshon and had ten childlren: Parthenia, Phoebe, Nancy, 
Elijah, Abnep, Mary, Alsey, Jaones, Delilah and Lavinia. 

Henry, bom Jan. 15, 1759; married Ehzabeth Sparks 
and had eight children: Susan, Joseph. Rebecca, Elizabeth. 
Cynthia, Johannah, John W. and Polly. 

Susannah, born April H, 1763; married Israel Grant 
and had three children: James, William and Israel B. Granl. 

Mary, born December 13, 1705. 

Rebecca, born March 1, 1767; married first Hugh L(»guu, 
and married second, James Smith. Her seven children 
were: William, Alexander, Hugh, Henry and Marj^ Logan 
and Susan and James Smith. 

4 Morgan Bryaji, Jr., died May 2, 1729; married Mary 
Forbes; was one of the committee of Public Safety for 
Rowan County, North C4arolina. Morgan also went to Ken- 
tucky. His son, George Bryan, (died 1758| married in the 
Fort, Elizabeth Neal Rogers, in May, 1780, the first marriage 
solemnized in Kentucky. George Brjan served in the Revo- 
lution and is on the pension list of 1840 from Bourbon 
County, Kentucky. He married second, Mrs. Cassandra 
xMiller, in 1830, and died November 22, 1845, in Springfield, 
Illinois. Only record of one son, William Smith, died 
March 17, 1785, at Bryans Station; married Judith Field, 
January 25, 1814. They had three sojis and one daughter: 

1 William Smith, niarried Miss Itartlett, of Louisville. 

2 George W., born August 23, 1815, married Elizabeth 

3 Robert T., nuuTJed first, Miss Kenny; married second, 
Mary Offutt. 

4 Eliza, married Frank Tucker; no issue. 

5 John Bryan, married Frances Battle. He wasaCalpaiii 
in the Revolution and while home on a furlough, the first 
or second morning, was killed at his own door by Colonel 
Flanning, a British olficer with a squad of men, who had 
by some means learned of his presence. They called him to 
the door and demand^ that he take oath \o support the 
King's cause and' shot him upon his refusal to do so. He is 
said to have had a large family. One son, Lewis Brjan, 
married Elizabeth White and had six children: 

1 Sarah, married Jesse Salts. 

2 Aiuiie, married Isaac Rebber. 

3 Polly, married Peter Iternes. 
4. Fannie, married James Davis. 
5 Battle, married Rebecca Miller. 


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6 John Gilson, married Pollie Morris. 

John Oilson Bryan lived to be 98 years old. Battle 
Bryan and Rebecca Miller had twelve children: Polly, 
Susan, John Gilson, Henry M., William, Lewis, Nancy, 
Elizabeth, Joseph D., Sally, Jane, Caroline and Ann. 

William Lewis Bryan married Sallie Hayes; had eight 
children : Julia C, James H., Cora L., Gteorge A., Carrie H., 
Robert K., Bartlett R. and Lewis L. 

6 Klinor Bryan, daughter of Morgan, senior married 
William Linville. Name appears in many deeds of Augusta 
County. They later went to North Carolina and both are 
said to have been killed by Indians. 

7 Marv (daughter of Morgan), probably married a Mr. 
Forbes, as Morgan in his will leaves "to my granddaughter. 
Mary Forbes, my great pot of five shillings'*. This could 
not be Mary, daughter of his son, Thomas, tas she was not 
born until 1769, although she did marry a Mr. Forbes. 


8 William Bryan, 1733-1781, married 1755, Mary 
Boone, sister of Daniel Boone. 

William Bryan was also one of the Kentucky pioneers, 
and was killed by the Indians in 1781, while defending the 
Fort. William and Mary Boone Bryan had' issue : 

1 Samuel married 1775, Isabella Hunt, daughter of 
Jonathan and Isabella Hunt. Samuel served in the Revo- 
lution (Pension Department, Washington). 

2 Daniel Boone, married Elizabeth Turner. 

3 Sarah, married Col. William Ghinn; moved to 

4 William. 

5 Phoebe. 

6 Hannah. 

7 John. 

8 Abner. 

9 Elizabeth. 
10 Mary 

The children of Samuel Bryan and Isabella Hunt Bryan 
were: (1) Anne, (2) Phoebe. (3) William, (4) Abner, (5) 
Luke, (6) Thomas, (7) Sarah, (8} Mary, (9) Daniel, (10) 
and (11) Samuel. Luke Bryan, norn November 22, 1784. 
married Mary Sanders (daughter of Cap t. John Sanders ana 
wife Sarah), had twelve children: Alphonse H., John, 
Samuel. Maiy Boone, Elbert W., Dorcas. Apmilda, Jesse, 
Joseph McM., William S., James L., and Tnomas N. 


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Daniel Boone Bryan (William, Morgan), born F(4:>. 10, 
1758, in Rowan County, North Carolina, died Feb. 27, 1845; 
married Elizabeth Turner, and had issue : 

i Joseph Bryan. 

2 Thomas Bryan, married Mary (Polly) Kay. 

3 Loaiis Bryan. 

4 William Bryan. 

5 Samuel Bryan. 

() Daniel Bryan, Elizabeth Bryan (Twins). 

7 Sallie Bryan, married William Barr. 

8 Phoebe Bryan, married John Womack. 

Thomas Bryan (Daniel, William, Morgan), born , 

died 1872, in l^ayette County, Kentucky; marriod 1830 and 
had issue: 

1 Thomas Bryan, married Mary Barton, of Kansns City. 

2 Phoebe Elizabeth Bryan (Thomas, Daniel. William, 
Morgan), born 1841, died 1880, in Jessamine Coimly Ken- 
tucky; married John J. Cassell, and had issue: 

1* Robert Bryan Cassell, marrieds Pearl Hill. 

2 Henry Bryan OasselL married Flora Lilterd. 

3 Joseph Bryan Oa^sf 11. married Bita Gray. 

4 Allie Brvaii Ca^si'll, marrieii Frances Gibsioii. 
Robert Bryan Cassell, who married Pearl Hill, had issue: 

1 Margar i Iryan <lassi»ll, unniarriud; 

2 Henry Bryan Oassell, who married Etta Gray, 
had issue: 

1 John Cassell, luimarried. 

2 Frances Cassell, unmarried. 

3 Flora Ijewis Cassell, unmarried. 

Allie Bryan Cassell, nmrried Frances Gibson and had 
issue : 

1 John Cassell, unmarried. 

2 Tom Cassell, unmarried. 

3 Margaret Cassell, unmarried. 

4 Frances Gibson Cassell, unmarried. 

9 Thomas Bryan, born 1736, died 1789; served as a 
surgeon in the Revolution. He married Hunt, daugh- 
ter of ihe Rev. Jonathan Hunt. After the Revolution he 
practiced medicine in Mississippi; later relumed lo North 
Carolina; had issue: 

1 Jesse Bryan, born Nov. 1757, died Jan. 18, 1834. 

2 Jonathan, born Oct. 1766, died 1830. 

3 Mary, born April 1796, married) Mr. Forbes. 

4 Martha, born Aug. 1772, died 1848;'married Stephen 


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5 Morgan Hunt, born Dec. 16, 1774, died Sept. 17, 1843; 
married Jan. 17, 1805 Sallie Hunt, born Dec. 15, 1786; 
daughter of John Hunt and Margaret Wilson, a sister of 
James Wilson, the singer. 

6 Thomas, born Jan 6, 1776; never married. 

7 William, l>orn Jan. 6, 1776; never maiTied. 

The widow of Dr. Thomas Bryan is said 1o have married 
for her second husband the Rev. John Gano, 'Fighting 
Chaplain of Ihe RevV)lution'\ She moved to Kentucky, with 
tiim iu 1792, and was killtnl by a fall fiK)m her horse. 
The children of Morgan Hunt Bryan and Sallie Hunt were: 

1 Milton E., born D<^c. 1805, died 1892. 

2 John H.. born July 1807 

3 Cordelia', born March 1810. 

4 William W., born Jan. 1811, died 1886. 

5 James, b(»rn March 1813. 

6 Thomas, born Sept. 1815. 

7 Martha, born Sept. 1817. 

8 Mary, born March 1821. 

10 Sarah (daughter of Morgan), married Francis 
Puisen. Deed. Augusta County Records, Vol. HI, p. 318, 
July 26, 1753, Frances Puisen (Puisen and Sarah of Rowan 
Comity, North Carolina, to John Hinlon, 236 acres on 
Muildy Creek. Test. Joseph and John Bryan). 

11 Rebecca Bryan, niarried Daniel Boone. Their desc<»nd- 
ants will be found in the Boone article. Two sons 
were killed by Indians; James while on the way lo Ken- 
lucky, and Israel later in a battle wilh the Indians. One 
daughter, Jenmm, was carried off by the Indians, but 
rescued by her father. She later married Mr. Calloway. 

Dr. J. D. Bryan, in his Boon(»-Bryan History, says: **After 
Ihe death of James Bryan's wife, his children wei*e raised 
by his sister, Rebecca, wife of Daniel Boone, and married 
from their home". He also says that James iand Morgan 
Bryan were both with the forces at King's Mounlain, 1780. 


Line of \A'illiam Bryan, brother of Morgan Bryan, lu 
following this (William* Bi*>aii line we must always keep 
in mind the County Divisions' made at different times. 

Spotsylvania was the original Western County of Vir- 
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exfrnd to the river (Shenandoah) beyond the high moun- 
tain's**. It has one Parish called St. George's. In 1730, this 
was divided into- St. G(H)rge's and St. Mark's. The latter 
lying in the upper part of the (iOunty became in 1734 
Orange County. In 1738, Augusta OouJily was taken from 
Orange, also Gulnepper and Madison, Rapimhanock from 
Oulp<*pper in 183'i. Hocklyridge, Botetourt and Roanoke 
Wi're «all ai one time })arl of Augusta. 

Old William Bryan is in one of the fn*st deeds of 
Spotsylvania County, but always spoken of as Orange 
County. His son, William, lived in then August*i County, 
though his home was down on the Roi^noke near Salem 
(now Roanoke County), and his will is now on file in 
Botetourt County. 

IHrst Generation i)i America 

In McKenzie's Colonial Families, Vol. VI, we find: 
William Smith Bryan i, a landholder in Ireland, i)robf»- 
bly County Clare, at the time t)f the British invasion imd^r 
(iromwell, and for taking the side of Ireland was trans- 
ported as a rebellious subject in i(>50 to American (Colonies 
with his family, goods and chattels, consisting of a ship 
load. He settled in Gloucester County, Virginia; haJ dev.ii 
sons; Morgan Bryan in Norfolk County in 1693, thought to 
have been a son. 

Francis Bryan 2, the old(*sl son, had Morgan, born 1671, 
died 1763, age 02 y<»ars; William, born 1685; wife Margaret. 

Third Generation 

William Bryan 3, and wife, Margaret, lived at Bally- 
coney, (bounty Down, Ireland. They were Presbyterians. 
The town of Bryansford near by is said to have been nani'^d 
for some of this family. William and Margaret Bryan sen I 
their little son John, into the woods to cut a stick to mak » a 
handle for a hook u-sed in weaving, and he was arrested for 
poaching. After much trouble and expense, his father 
got him clear, and immediately sailed for America, wh( re, 
as he said, "timber was free and there were no constable s'\ 
Tliis was in the ye'ar 1718. They first settled in New Jersey 
or Pennsylvania. Morgan Brj'an (his brother), was iii 
(Chester County, Pennsylvania, as early as 1719, where he 
married Martha Strode. 

About 1745, William Bryan and his sons, James and 
David, either a son or a brother but thought to be a brother, 
diet! 1767, wife Elizabeth, removed to the Staunton River 
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first white settlers in that locality. 

William Bryan settled at the place called Lake Springs, 
Avhcre he died at the age of 104 years (1685-1789), and 
I>avid at Big Lick, both near Roanoke City. 

Prior to the Staunton River settlement, William Bryan 
lived ill the part of Spotsylvania County that in 1730 was 
called Orange County. Here in 1733, March 5, he'^ives to 
Philip Bush eight hundred pounds of tobacco and 102 acres 
in St. Mark's Parish. 

David Bryan also witnesses a will, March 11, 1733, and 
David's wife, Elizabeth, witnesses deed, 1733, Aug. 2. 

William Bryan's daughter, Mary, married Philip Bush 
(ho died 1772, son of John and Margaret Bush), and their 
tson \\'i]liam, born 1746, went to Kentucky with the Bryans 
and Bjx.nes. David Bryan moved to North Carolina on ac- 
count of being troubled with the Indians. The children of 
William and Margaret Bryan were: 

1 John Andrew, born prior to 1717, died 1799; married 
Mary Morrison. 

2 James. 

3 William, married Margaret Watson. 

4 Mary, married Philip Bush; died 177::^. Philip Busli 
kepi tavern near Winchester. 

Fourth Generation 

William Bryan and wife, Margaret Watson, also settled 
on Roanoke River soon after. He was known as ^William 
Brvan of Roanoke'. Their children were : 
' 1 William, died 1806. 

2 John. 

3 James, married Elizabeth Vineyard : had Andrew and 

4 Catherine, married Samuel Cole. 

5 Daughter married Andrew Lewis. (See Deed). 

6 David. 

7 Daughter, married, first, Martin; second, Boyd. 
William, James and David Bryan were in the feevolu- 

lion. William was a Captain. He came into possessicwi of 
David Bryan's place at Big Lake, while James inherited his 
father's place at Lake Springs. 

Some of the descencmnts of William Bryan settled in 
Mason County, West Virginia. The Post oliice of Bryan 
^^'as doubtless named for some of them. 

James moved to North Carolina then to Kentucky, and 
liis son, Alexander and wife, Elizabeth Parker moved from 
^Montgomery County to Putnam County, Indiana, in 1834. 
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1 George, married Eliza. 

2 James. 

3 Harvey. 

4 Barton. 

5 Nancy, married Jacob Cox. 

6 Ellen, married Parker Goffmon. 

7 Alexander S., born Sept. 24, 1824, in Montgomery 
Gounly, Kentucky, married Jane Farrow. 

Augusta Gounty Records, Vol. Ill, p. 97. 
Will of Darrick Brj^i, of Roanoke, Dec. 18, 1770. Ev. 
wife, and Brother^ William. 

Daughter, Mary. 

Son, William. 

Son, David. 

Provcul March 18, 1767, by Barnes and William Bryan. 
Elizabeth (her mark). 

Augusta Gounty Records, Vol. 1, p. 135. 

Elizabeth Bryan, Ex. of David Bryan, May 25, 1767. 
In 1771, widow had married John Bowman. 

Augusla Gounty Records, Vol. II, p. 223. Prior to 1771. 
William Bryan owned 400 acres on Roanoke River near 
Salem, divided between sons William and James. James 
sold to Andrew Lewis, and moved to Mason Gounty. Wil- 
liam Bryan, junior, died 1806. James had a son, Andrew. 

Will of William Bryan, of Roanoke, in Botetourt 
Gounty, wife Elizabeth (second wife), sons, William, James 
and John; diaughter, Catherine Gole. 

Augusla Gounty Records, Vol. I, p. 61. 

Road ordered, William Bryan, overseer, from William 
Garravans plantation to William Bryan's on Roan Oak. 
Workers: William Brvan. junior, and! John Bryan, same 
p. 123. 

1765, Willam Bryan exempt from Gounty fLevy (which 
moans he was an old man), Oct. 11, 1765. William Bryan, 
senior, to William Bryan, junior, son of William, stMiior, 
133 acres on Roanoke River, adjoining James Love. 

John Andrew Bryan, and wife Mary Morrison, moved 
to Burden Gounty, near Fairfield, Rockbridge County 
(which was founded in 1737), about the same lime that 
William and Margaret Watson Bryan moved to Staunton 
River settlement. This John Bryan is thought to have been 
at the battle of Great Meadows, 1754, Gaplain Peter Hogg's 
Gompany. (Virginia Gounty Records, Vol. II, p. Ill, Au- 
gusta Gounty. *Aflep Battle of Great Meadows, returned to 
Captain Stobo's Gompany, 1754. Men fit for duty, John 

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Andrew and Mary and family proceeded to the Staunton 
River, where 'he Jbecame owner of land upon a part of 
which Salem is now situated. He left the Staunton River 
in 1863-4, traded his lan<f for a pair ef cart-w^heels, and 
moved with his femily to (present) Campbell Goimty, Va., 
Here he bought 329 acres of Richard Stith and 439 acres 
of Benjamin Arnold. On the last named tracrt, he at once 
erected a bark hut about two miles Southeast of Rust- 
burg, and later buili a house farther down on the other 
branch (Molly's Greek). A lot on the place waB used as a 
muster ground for many years after the Revolution) . 

The children of John Andrew and Mary Morrison Bryan 


1 William, born 1774, married Mary. 

2 Andrew Morrison, born April 25, 1748, died April 20, 
1821 ; married' Mary Akers. 

3 Mary, born May 27, 1750, died young. 

4 Margaret, born March 14, 1752, married first, Daniel 
Mitchell; second, Patrick Gibson. 

5 John, married Gatherine Evans. 

6 Jane, born May 16, 1761, married John Davison. 

7 Agnes, born August 9, 1763, married first, John 
Akers; second, Reuben Bagby. 

8 Gatherine, born Oct. 21, 1765. 

Fifth Generaiion 

William Bryan, son of John Andix;w, received from his 
lather the tr*act of 320 acres on Molly's Greek, but in 1779 
sold his land' and moved to Bedford County, where he died 
without issue. 

Andrew Morri&on, married Mary Akers, received fi'om 
his father, John A. Bryan, in 1773, 156 acres of land. He 
probably sold his land on Molly's Greek to his brother, 
John, and he and his wife were living in North Carolina 
when their youngest son, David, was born, Oct. 24, 1793. 
A few years later they returned to Campbell County, Vir- 
ginia. It is thought he was in the war of the Revolution. 

Daniel and Margaret Bryan Mitchell kept tavern near 
Bedford County line. After Margaret married Patrick Gib- 
son they moved to Rockbridge County. 

John, son of John Andrew, married Catherine Evans, 
was a large man; weighed at death about 350 pounds. He 
was in the Revolutionary War in Battles of Eufaw Springs, 
Guilford Court House, Wax^ham and Yorktown. He owned 
and lived on his father's place in Campbell County; was 
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Jane Bryan married John Davidson. They were well off 
and owned slaves. 

Sixth Generation 

The children of Andrew Morrisan Bryan and Mary 
Akers were: 

1 John, married Rebecca. 

2 Elizabeth, married John Page. 

3 William Akers, married. 

4 Morrison, married 1805, Rhoda Johnson. Rhoda J. 
Bryan married second, Peyton Short. 

5 James, married Mary Johnson. 

6 Mary, married George Evans. 

7 Thomas, married' Mary Bryan. 

8 David, born North Carolina, Oct. 24, 1793, married 
Mildred Johnson. 

The children of John Bryan (son of Jobn A. Bryan) and 
Catherine Evans, were: 

1 Rees, married first, Bridget Evans; second, Mrs. 
Elizabeth J»asper. 

2 Marj^, married Thamas Bryan f cousins) . 

3 Bridiget, married Robert Russell. 

4 Agnes, married Ephriam Gardner. 

5 John, marriedi Elizabeth Richardson Gec)rgt\ 

6 Oatherine, married Henry Robinson. 

7 Nancy, married William Walthall Dinv^iddie. 


*'At tlio time Ireland was divided into small n>onarchie8 
Munster was the house of the O^Briens, and one comf)etitor 
for the crown was John O'Brien. (It is said an account of 
him is found in Grimshaw's History of England). Some 
time during the latter part of the Seventeenth Genturj^ his 
Ave sons, who were imder political proscription on account 
of the rebellion, left their native land for America. Their 
names were Edward. John, William. Hardy and Council, 
who died at sea. Edward was the eloest, and brought with 
him the coronet, which was his birthright. They landed at 
New Berne, prior t»o 1700. They soon dropped the *0' and 
wrote the n^ajiie 'Bryan' ". 

They worked with tar, and before many yeans had pur- 
chased slaves and invesbed in sea-going vessels. 

Edward, the eldest, married Anne, widow, andi died in 
1746. His will is dated Jan. 28, 1745, proved May 9, 1746: 
Gives son, John Bryan 220 acres of land; gives son Wil- 
liam,, 300 acres of land ; gives son, Edward, a lot in New 
Berne; gives wife, Ann Bryan, one plantation. Ex. wife 


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Anne, Brother Hardy and Lewis Bryan. 
Family records give his children as : 

1 John, married Rebecca Martin. 

2 Penelope, married firs<, Levin Lane; second, Daniel 

3 Edward, never married. 

1 John Bryan, eldest son of Edward and Ann Hand 
Bryan, married Rebecca Martin, "an amiable, good woman, 
of high family". John Bryan was a Colonel in the Revo- 
lution (D. A. R. Lineage Book, Vol. IX, p. 320), died May 
25, 1801, in Jones County, North Carolina. Issue: 

1 John, married first, Mary Tootle; second, Ann 
Zilpcdi, daughter of William and Susan Bryan. 

2 Edward, married Elizabeth Ellington. 

3 James, married Widow Exum ; no issue. 

4 William, married Martha Hodges. 

5 Joseph, married Eleanor Evans. 

6 Susan, never married. 

7 Mary Bush, maried Richard Grice, Jr. 

8 Elizabeth, married Elijah Bryan, a cousin on the 
mothers side. TBieir fathers had the same name and 
same Irish descent (probably cousins). 

2 John Hill Bryan, married Elizabeth Harrison (daugh- 
ter of William) Nov. 27, 1782. He was born 1761; was 
a member of the House of Commons from Jones County. 
North Carolina, 1788. Took part in the Revolution, Captain 
Jones Gompanj^ Militia. Moved to Georgia about 180K 
where he died m 1826. Issue: 

1 Penelope, born 1784; married John Coffee. 

2 Edward, born 1786; married Susan Horn. 

3 John, born 1788; no record. 

4 Mary, born 1790; married Shadrach Atkinson. 

5 William, born 1792, died infancy. 

6 James, tiorn 1790, died infancy. 

7 Joseph, born 1795; married Lucy Warner; son, 
Lucius p]., married Mrs. Emma Bryan Dabney. 

8 Susan born 1797, married Hiran Atkinson. 

Fred, born 1798, died infancy. 

10 Elizabeth, born 1798, died infancy. 

11 Hardy, born 1799, married first, Martha Wyche; 
second, Maria Wyche. 

3 Penelope, daughter of John and Rebecca Martin 
Bryan, married first, James Monlford. Issue : 

1 Bryan Montford. 


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2 Elizabeth Montford. 

3 Rebecca Montford. 

4 James Montford. 

She married seoond, Fred Margate, and had issue: 

5 Jiohn Margate, married Elizabeth Zilpah Bryan, 
daughter of Joseph. 

6 Penelope. 

7 Fri^deriek. 

8 Penie. 

9 Durant. 

Married, third, Bothwick Gillespie. No issue. 
4 William (3), married Susan Marrison, sister of Mrs. 
John Mill Bryan. Issue: 
















Zilpah, married John Bryan. 


Penelope, married Joseph Green 



5 Frederick, married Susan Margate. Issue : 

1 Elizabeth. 

2 John Council. 

6 Ann Zilpah, married first, Richard Grice( son of 
Richard Grice and Mrs. Anna Mill Slade, widow). Issue: 

1 Nancy Grice, married Bryan Grimes, of Pitt County, 
a cousin. 

2 Richard, married Mary Bush Bryan, daughter of 
Edward, a cousin. She married, second, Jonn Bryan, son 
of Edward and Susannah. 

7 Joseph Bryan, married, first, Elizabeth Margate. 
Issue : 

1 Zilpah, married John Margrave. 

2 Elizabeth. 

3 Louis. 

Joseph married second. Susan Margate, cousin of first 
wife. Issue : 

4 Nancy, married Isaac Mathway. 

5 John. 

6 Polly. 

7 Edward. 


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8 Peter. 

9 William. 

10 Joseph. 

Married third, a widow. Mrs. Parsons. Issue: 

11 Frederick. 

2 Penelope Hryan, daughter of Edward and Anne Hand 
Bryan, married first, Lf>vin Lane. Issue: 

1 Ijevin. 
'^ Ezekif^l. 

3 Polly. 

4 Penelope, married first, \\'illiam Bush (son of 
Hardy Bush and Katharine Frank) ; married second, Need- 
ham Whitfield. (Fourth wife). 

5 Klizal)Mth, married second, Daniel Yates. Issue: 
(> Nancy Yales. 

8 Leacli Yates. 

Fourth Generation — Children of Edward and Susannah 

1 John Bryan (Edward, John, Edward), son of Ed- 
ward and Susannah Blackshear Bryan, married first, Mary 
Tootle; married second, Ann Zilplah Bryan, his cousin, 
daughter of William and Susan Harrison Bryan; only 
record one son. 

1 John T, married Mary Armistead. 

2 Edward (son of Edward and Susannah), marri(»d 
Eliza Ellington. Issue: 

1 Susan, married David Blackshear, son of Gen. David 
Blackshear of Georgia. 

2 John (given as marrying Zilpah Bryan). 

3 Mary Harriet, died infancy. 

4 Fanny, Tnarri(»d first, Htnify King; second Washing- 
ton Ghapman. 

5 Mary, married Dr. L. L. Newsom. 

6 Louisa. 

7 Ellington B. 

8 James Wni., died infancy. 

3 William Bryan (son of Edward and Susannah), 
married Martha Hodges. Issue: 

1 Elizabeth, niarri«Hl W. J. Rdhinson. 

2 Mary, married (]. W. Davis. 

3 Blackledge, never married. 

4 Mariha, marrii'd John W. Pooser. 

5 Josej)hine, married Dr. J. 0. Lewis. 

i Joseph Bryan (son of Edward and Susannah), 
marri(»d Eleanor Evans. Issue: 


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1 James, married Marcissa Hayes. 

2 Susan P., married Dr. Frank Wakefleld. 

3 Mary, married Dr. Wm. Standifer. 

5 Mary Bush (daughter of Edward and Susannah)^ 
nmrried her cousin, Richiard Grice (son of Ann Zilpah 
Bryan Grice, sister of Edward). Issue: 

1 Frederick Grice, married Mary Wardlaw. 
After death of Mary Bush Bryan, Richard Grice married 
Martha Cook. Issue : * Two daughters. 

6 Elizabeth Bryaji (daughter of Edward and Susan- 
nah^, married Elijah Bryan, a first cousin through their 
molners (Blackshear). Their fathers had the same name. 
Edward Bryan, born 1759, Elijah's father, was a son of 
Gol. Joseph Bryan and Sarah Maule. He married Penelope 
Blackshear (sister of Susannah) . 

1 Harriet, married James E. Heam. 

2 Joseph, married Harriet Hamisler. 

3 Hamilton, married Christiana Baemes. 

4 Frank. 

5 Penelope, married J. M. Erwin. 

Georgia, married Erwin. 

7 Annie Laura. 

8 Lizzie. 
1) Robert. 

10 Elijah. 

11 Family, married Louis H. Smith. 

Col. Joseph Brjan was a son of either William or John, 
the twt) brothers of whom we have no record. 

Fourth Generation — Children of John Hill Bryan 

1 Penelope Bryan, born Sept. 23, 1784, daughter of 
John Hill Bryftn and Elizabeth Harrison, married Gen. 
Jnshu« (>)tTre, born in Virginia 1780. Issue: 

1 Samh Ann. married Mark Wilcox, 
t^ Joshua, married Emily Church. 

3 Peter Harrison, married Susana A. Rodgers. 

4 John married' first Rebecca Wilcox; second, Mar- 
cflla Gritrin; third, Mary E. Wanmack. 

Christopher C, married Mary Rodgers. 
iS Susah, married John Bryan, a cousin. 

7 Andrew J., married Susah Church. 

8 Hill Bryan, married Mary Church. 

10 Hardy Bryan, born Dec. 1799 (yooingest son of JohM 
Hill and Elizabeth Bryan) married firsl, Martha Wyche; 
married second, 'M«aria Wyche, Aug. 5, 1824 — (sisters: 
daughters of Col. Littleton Wyche and Susannah Mitchell 


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Wyche) . Issue by second wife : 

1 Leon, barn 1825, died 1857; unmarried. 

2 Caroline, mairied first, Mr. H-all ; second, Gillespie. 

3 Magnolia E., married George M. Brannon. 

4 Iredelle E., married Mary Edwards. 

5 H»ardy, Jr., never married. 

6 Gouriland. 

7 Louise B., married William Galahin. 

8 Rudolph, never married. 

9 Baltimore, died young. 

10 Idella, married Needham Bryan Wbitfleld. 

Family records say that Edward Bryan, son of Edward, 
Sr., never marri-ed^ and no imention is made of the son, 
William, who received 300 acres of land. The will of one 
William Bryan has been found in Bertie County (North 
Carolina History and Genealogy Register, Vol. Ill, p. 167), 
dated December 12, 1746, proved June Court, 1747, mentions 
wife Anne; sons William, Lewis, John, Jesse, daughter 
Elizabeth and Ann. Ex., Ann Bryan, wife, Joseph Brycm, 
brother and- WilMam Bryan, son. This William could not 
have been one of the five brothers, as he mentions a brother, 
Joseph. These two are probably sons of either William or 
John, of whom we have no record. 

Joseph, or Col. Joseph Bryan, born about 1730, married 
about 1753, Sarah Maule, daughter of Dr. Patrick Maule. 
Had issue: 

1 George. 

2 William. 

3 Edward, born 1759, died 1825; married Penelope 
Blackshear; moved to Twigs County, Georgia. Has tomb- 
stone says he served in the Revolution at the age of sixteen. 

4 Lewis. 

5 Mary, died unmarried. 

6 Sarah. 

7 Elizabeth, married Mr. Grist. 

8 Gennett, married Mr. Dawson. 

9 Ann, married WilHam Grimes. 

The line of Hardy Bryan, one of the Ave brothers, is 
given in McKenzie's Colonial Families, Vol. I, p. 53, as 
follows : 

"The Bryan family is Irish in origin. Col. Hardy Bryan 
emigrated to America at the beginning of the Eighteenth 
Century from Munster, Ireland. Settled near New Berne, 
North Carolina; married Mrs. Bonner Worsely (other 
it'ecords give her name as Mrs. Reynolds, formerly Sarah 
Bonner). Had issue: 


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1 William (of whom below), born 1730, died 1810. 

2 Mary, married flrst, Mr. Hatch ; second, Mr. Tooley. 

3 Thomas, died 1760; married Mrs. Rachel Lavender. 

4 Hardy, married Mrs. Hatch. 

5 Nathan, married 1773; flrst, Winifred Bryan (daugh- 
ter of Needham) ; married second, Nancy Reynolds. 

6 Isaac, married first, Mrs. Cox; second, Mrs. Herri tage 
(Rachel Whitford — her fourth husband). 

7 Lewis, married first, Mrs. Saper; second, Mrs. Hatch 

Wheeler, p. 221^ says: "Hon. Nalhan Bryan was a man 
of piety and usefulness. In 1799, represented this County 
(Jones, from Oravan), in House of Commons, in 1794 he 
represented New Beriie District in Congress. He died in 
Philadelphia, 1798, while in Congress, and was buried in 
the Baptist Meeting House Yard". 

William Bryan, born 1730 died 1810 (see D. A. R. 
Lineage Book, Vol. XLIX, p. 446); married three wives; 
flrst, Miss Green; second, Mrs. Respas; third, Mrs. McKay. 
He was a large land owner and prominent patrio'f. Repre- 
sented Craven Coiunty in the Hillsboro Assembly of 1775; 
representative to Provisional Congress, 1776; Lieut- 
Co. of Minutemen; appointed Brig-Gen. 1776, by Conti- 
nenlal Congress. Gen. William Bryan was a member of 
the House of Assembly from Craven County 1780-83. 
Issue : 

1 Holland, married Mr. Mastin. 

2 Sarah, married Mr. Green. 

3 Nancy, married, flrst, Allen; second, Lane; third, 

4 Elizabeth, married Frederick Lane. 

5 Green, married Nancy Blackledge. 

6 Hardy, married Mrs. Swan. 

7 Eleanor, married Mr. Wadsworth. 

8 Susan, married flrst, Armstrong; second. Mince. 

9 Margaret, died unmarried. 

Other records give a son, John, who married 1796-7, 
Elizabeth Oliver, and had a son, James, who married 
Rachel Heritage, of Needham-Bryan line. 


That there were Bryans in North Carolina before tin 
flve O'Briens or Bryans landed at New Berne, has been 
proven by early records. In the History of Halifax County 
^W. C. Allen), we flnd a list of the early land holders whose 
aescendants are still living in the County, and among them 
is Thomas Bryan, whose grant was between 1720-30. This 


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may have been a son of the Thomas Bryan whose will is 
dated March 13, 1709-10, and gives his friend as Benjamin 

Also we And (Habersham Ool. Ga., Vol II), that **John 
Oray, from Scolland, m^iried Anne Bryan, in Berlin 
<)ouiity, North Carolina," and liheir graud^daug^hler, Kliza- 
beth Gray, married William Bryan, grandson of NtH'-dham 

These early Bryans were the cause of Needham Bryan 
leaving Virginia in 1722 and settHng in Bertie County, 
North Carolina. They are said to have been living in North 
Oarolina as early as 1653 

Two Bryans, brothers, William and James (some rec- 
ords give John), settled in Isle of Wight County. James 
wets a large land owner, in 1683 he had a grant of 315 
acres, in 1689-, 762 acres and in 1702, 100 acres more. No 
record of descendants. 

The fact thiat no record of ihe arrival of this William 
Bryan can be found in early records, makes it seem possible 
that he was one of the eleven sons of William Smith Bryan, 
in Virginia 1650. 

William Bryan, married in Ireland, Alice Needham, said 
to be a daughter of ihe Lord of Kilmorey. They were 
Kving in Isle of Wight County in 1688, and their son, Need- 
ham, was born there Feb. 11, 1690. 

Needham Bryan, bom 1690, in Virginia, married Nov. 
16, 1711, Annie Rambcau, and in 1722 moved to North 
Carolina and settled on a farm on Albeonarle Sound, Bertie 
County, where he died in 1770, at the age of 80 years. 

Annie Rambeau Bryan died March 16, 1730, and Need- 
hiam married a second wife, Susannah Horrell, and a third 
wife in 1752, Sarah Woodward, who survived him. 

Issue by first wife, Annie Rambeau: 

1 Rachel, bom June 10, 1723; married William Whil- 

2 William, born Oct. 31, 1724, died 1785; married 174i 
Elizabeth Smith. 

3 Needham, born 1726, died 1784; married 1749, Nancy 

Elizabeth and Nancy Smith were daughters of John 
Smith (the Smiths were in Isle of Wight County in 1622) 
and Elizabeth Whitfield, married 1700. She was the daugh- 
ter of Matthew Whitfield. His son, William Wbitfif^Id, 
bom about 1690, married Elizabeth Goodman, and their 
son, William, born May 29, 1715, in Bertie County, North 
Carolina, was the husband of Rachel Bryan. 


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1 William, bom June 1743, died March 1817; married 
Hester Williams. 

2 EHizabeth, born 1745; married 1765, Alexander 

3 Sarah, born April 16, 1747; married 1769, Col Joseph 

4 Bryan, born Feb. 19, 1754, died Jan. 3, 1817; married 
first 1780, Nancy Bryan (daughler of Need'ham, Jr); 
second, 1798, Winifred Bryan (daughter of Hon. Nathan 

5 Charily, born April 1756, died 1818; married 1771,. 
David Smith. 

6 Needham, born Feb. 20, 1758, died April 6, 1812. 

7 Rachel, born April 16, 1760; married first, McCabe; 
second, James Whitfleld; third, John Hentage; fourth. 
Isaac Bryan (son of Col Hardy Bryan). 

8 Mary, bom May 8, 1763, married 1785-6, Kedar 
Bryan, second wife (son of Needhaim). 

9 Rev. Lewis, born June 23, 1765, married first, Char- 
lotte Moore Bryan (daughter of Needham Bryan, Jr.) ; 
married second,Tabitha Atkinson; married third, Patsy 
Hinton Bryan and widow of John Bryan (son of William 
Bryan and Elizabeth Smith). 

William Bryan, second ohild of Needham Bryan and 
Annie Rambeau, born in Bertie County, North Carolina, 
Oct. 31, 1724, died 1785; married in Johnston County, 1744, 
Elizabeth Smith, daughter of John Smith and Elizabeth 
Whitfield. Issue: 

1 Louis Brv^an, born Nov. 4, 1745, Johnston County,. 
North Carolina;' married about 1769, Nancy Hinton (daugh- 
ter of Maj. John Hinton and Sally Smith) . N«o record. 

2 William Bryan, bom July 1747, died Sept. 1800, in 
Bertie County; married Elizabeth Gray (daughter of Wil- 
liam Gray and Frances Lee. William Cfray's mother was, 
Anne Bryan of the Colony, 1653). 

3 Arthur, born May 12, 1749. 

4 Elizabeth, born May 28 1751. 

5 Hardy, born June 4, 1/53 (the name Hardy shows, 
some connection with the O'Brien line). 

6 Blake, born June 12, 1759. 

7 Esther, born June 22, 1760 

8 Susannah, born Nov. 25, 1763. 

9 John, born Jan. 14, 1765. 

William Bryan was a member of the Provincial Con- 
gress 1775, was among the otricers appointed by the Oon- 
vention which organized the militia. 


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2 William Bryan (William-Needham), born Juy 1747, 
tlied Sept. 1800; married Elizabeth Gray. Issue: 

1 Francis Lee Bryan, bom 1779, died at Windsor, 
North Oarolina, 1850. 

2 William Bryan, born March 5, 1781, died youn^. 

3 Elizabeth, born March 26, 1783, died July 30, 1840. 

4 Ann Gray, born Dec. 5. 1784, died Oct. 12, 1864. 

5 Jane Smith, born April 24, 1786, died Feb. 18, 1818. 

6 Susannah Bush, boi*n April 11, 1791. 

7 John Gray, bom 1796, died Oct. 31, 1830. 

8 John Stevens, bora April 1797, died 1848, in New 

9 James bonis, bom Aug. 6. 1799, died Nov. 26, 1856. 
Ann Gray Bryan married 1808. Sam Hyman, of Bertie 

Oounty, had Francis Lee, Elizabetn, John, Samuel, Susan 
and William. 

Jane Smith Brmn married 1812, Peter Boyd Martin; 
issue: Robert C, Elizabeth G.^ Susan B., and Mary. 

John Stevens Bryan, mfarried) Loicy Haywood, of Ral- 
eigh; issue: Janet, Lucy, Eleanor, Elizabetn, William and 
John S., Jr. 

3 Arthur Bryan (William-Needham) , born May 12, 
1749; nmrried about 1780, Miss McGullen, of Johnstown 
County; moved to Twiggs Oounty, Georgia, 1800. Issue: 
Only one son : 

1 John Arthur Bryan. 

4 Elizabeth Bryan (William-Needham), born May 28, 
1751; married Dec. 20, 1770, Col. Josiah Sasser. Issue: 

1 Lewis Sasser. 

2 Blake Sasser. 

3 William Sasser. 

4 Mary Sasser, born 1775; married Aug 28, 1792, 
William Stevens, issue: 

1 Henry, born 1798; married Mary Bass. 

2 Josiah, born 1795; married Margaret Melton. 

3 Edmund, bom 1798. 

MasTv Sasser Stevens, married second, her cousin, Ben- 
jamin Bryan, son of Needham III, and Sally Hinton. They 
moved to Georgia in 1818. Issme: 

4 Benjamin Bryan, Jr., born North Carolina, 1801. 

5 William Bryan. 

6 Rose Bryan married William Boynton. 

7 Louis. 

8 Penelope Bryan, married Joseph Boynton. 

9 Algernon S., married Sarah Oliver. 

Elizabeth Bryan Sasser, widow of Gol. Josiah Sasser, 


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married 1783, Col. William Blackman; had: 

5 Elizab^^fh B. Blackmail, born 1784, died 1811; 

married Isaac Williams. 

5 Hardy Bryan (William-Needham), born June 4^ 

1753; married 1777, Winifred MoGuUers of Johnston 

County. Issue : 

1 William, born Sept. 10, 1779. 

2 Had'dy, born Aug. 10, 1781 

3 Matthew, born Dec. 1783. 

4 Gen. Harry, born May 7, 1786. 

5 David, born Dec. 1790. 

6 John Gray, born 1792. 

Gen. Harry Bryan, born 1786, married 1815, Susan 
Blackman; had William Hardy Susan, Joseph, John and 
James. David Bryan, born 1/90, (married the widow of 
Edwin Smith; had: Washington, Needham and Harry. 

6 Blake Bryan (William-Needham), born June 12,. 
1759; married 1790, Elizabeth Blackshear of Jones County. 
North Carolina (she was born Sept. 16, 1765, daughter or 
Joseph Blackshear and Oatherine Franks; widow Bush). 
Issue : 

1 Mary Bryan, bom 1792; married 1814 Maj. Ezekii*! 

2 Elizabeth, born Dec. 9, 1795; married in Georgia^ 
1814, Joel Walker. 

3 Joseph, born 1798, married in Georgia, 1819, Mary 

4 Blake, Jr., died young. 

7 Esther Bryan (William-Needlham), born North Caro- 
lina, 1700; married about 1780, Jonathan Smith, her cousin. 
Issue : 

1 Elizabeth, born 1787, married 1802, Nathaniel Lane. 

2 Esther B., never married. 

8 Susannah Bryan (William-Needham), born 1763; 
married John Bush, of Jones County, moved tolGeorgia. 
Issue : 

1 David, 1784. 

2 Elizabeth, born 1785; married 1805, James Tooke. 

3 Zilpah, married Mr. Baker. 

9 John Bryan (William-Needham), born Jan. 1765; 
married 1795, Patsy Hinton (daughter of Col. Sam Hinton 
and Delilah Hunter. Gol. Sam Hinton was a brother of CoL 
John Hinlon). She was born July 25. 1775. 

1 Bythan, born 1796; married 1825, Julia Smith, 
daughter of Maj. Sam Smith, Jr. 

2 Nancy, born 1798; married 1827, James Hinton 
Smith, soil of Edward Smith and Temperance Hinton. 


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After John Bryan's death, Patsy Hinton Brj^an married 
R^v. I^wis Whitfield, sun of Rachel Bryan and William 

3 Needham Bryan, Jr., third and Ictst child of Needham 
Bmin and Annie Rambeau, bom Bertie Oounty, 1726, died 
1784; married Nancy Smith (daughter of John Smith and 
EKzabeth Whilfleld). Issue: 

1 Needham III, born 1750. 

2 Kedar, born 1752. 

3 Winifred, bo«i 1754. 

4 Nancy, bom 1756. 

1 Needham (Needham-Needham). born 1750, died 
1798; married 1768, when 19 years of age, Sallie Hinton 
(daughter of Maj. John Hinton and Sallie Smith). Had 
Issue : 

1 Leonard, bom 1769; married Eli25abeth Green, 
daughter of CJol. Joseph Green and Sarah Whitflld. Had: 

1 Needham Green Bryan, born 1795, died 1837. 

2 Elizabeth Green Bryan. 

3 Daughter. 

Sallie Hinton Bryan, married second, Probest Collier. 

2 CHement, born Oct. 13, 1770, died 1839; married Edith 
Smith, born Dec. 1772 (daughter of Ool David Smith and 
Charity Whitfield). Issue: 

1 Sarah Hinton Bryan, born 1793. 

2 Mary S. Bryan, born 1795. 

3 Charity Bryan, born April 30, 1798, died 1841; 
married 1816, 0. P. Cheatham. 

4 Polly Bryan, born 1800; married John Rains. 

5 Edith Bryan, born 1802, died' 1843; married Martin 

6 Judge Leonard Bryan, born Oct. 13, 1804, died Aug. 
15, 1887; married Eliza Wyche. 

7 Needham Bryan, born Aug 27, 1806, died 1841; 
Married Martha Battle. 

8 Ann Brj^an, born Dec. 1808; married William 

9 Grazella, born 1811; married Jefferson Hines. 

10 Eimmeline, born 1814; married Mr. Watts. 

11 David, born 1816; married Nancy Battle. 

3 Benjamin Bryan, born North Carolina 1771 ; married 

June, 1800, Mary Sasser Stevens, widow of William, 
Stevens. Issue : 

1 Benjamin Bryan, Jr.. bom North Carolina, 1801. 

2 Wilham Bryan. 

3 Rose Bryan; married William Boynton. 

4 Louis Bryan. 


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5 Penelope Bryan; married Joseph Boynton. 

6 Algernon S Bryan; married Sarah Oliver. 

4 Sallie Bryan, born 1773; married 1793, Jack Hinton. 
Needham Bryan, married* second, 1780, Charlotte Moore, 

daughter of Col. Joseph Moore. Had: 

5 Gharlolfte Moore Bryan, born April 1785, died 1808; 
married Louis Whitfield (his first wife). 

2 Kedar Bryan (Needham-Needham), born 1752; 
married about 1781, Elizabeth Smith (daughter of Alex- 
ander Smith and Elizabeth Whitfield). Issue: 

1 John, born 1784; married Eleanor Torrence. Had: 
Eliza, Eleanor, Susan, Thomas K., John A. and Kedar. 

Ked'ar Bryan married seoond, 1786, Mary Whitfield. 
Issue : 

2 Rachel, b€fm 1781 ; married 1805. Gibson Sloane. 
Kedar Bryan., married third, 1793, Betsy Jones. No 

issue; married fourth, 1800, Nancy Dickson. Had issue: 

3 Needham. 

4 Kedar. 

5 Robert. 

6 Nancy. 

7 Catherine. 

8 Elizabeth. 

3 Winifred Bryan (Needham-Needham), born 1754; 
married 1773, Hon. Nathan Bryan (son of Col. Hardy 
Bryan). He died in Philadelphia while attending Congress. 
Issue : 

1 Mary, born 1774; married Gen. William Croom. 

2 John, [born 1776; marr'ied Miss Hatch. 

3 Niathan, born 1777; married Rachel Whitfield, 
daughter of Gen. Bryan Whitfield and Nancy Bryan, 
second wife. 

4 Winifred, born 1778; married 1797, Gen. Bryan 
Whitfield, second wife. 

5 Needham. bom 1 781 . . 

4 Nancy Bryan (Needham-Needham), born 1756; 
married 1780, Gen. Bryan Whitfield. Issue : 

1 Bryan Whitfield, Jr., born 1782; married 1810, 
Elizabeth Turner. 

2 Needham Whitfield died young. 

3 Rachel, married first, Nathan Bryan; second, Wil- 
liam Herring. 

4 Nancy, married 1815, John Cobb. 

5 Patsy, married William Ooom. 

General Bryan Whitfield, married second, Winifred 
Bryan, daughter of Winifred Bryan and Hon. Nathan 


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6 Nathan Bryan Whitfield, born Sept. 1779; married 
Betsy Whitfield. 

7 Louis Whitfield. 

8 George Whitfield. 

9 James Bryan Whitfield, married Sally Wooton. 
10 Winifred Whitfield, married Richard Groom. 

* 11 Mary Ann Whitfield, married Gains Whitfield. 


William Bryan was a native of Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania. He moved to North Carolina before the 
Revolution; married Jane Clarke, either in Pennsylvania op 
Morth Carolina. He lived with his famlily in Orange County, 
near Hillsboro. Their children were : 

1 James, married Anne Lytle. May 11. 1779; moved to 
Logan County, Kentucky, 1798; died Oct. 31, 1815. Served 
in the Revolution. 

2 Elijah, married Miss Marshall. 

3 William, died in Virginia. 1835. 

4 Thomas, married PoUy Baker, Nov. 20, 1794. 

5 David, married Miss Kany. 

6 Sallie, married Willieun; Clark, moved to Logan 
County, Kentucky.' 

7 Hannah, married Joseph White. 
9 Nancy, married Samuel Scott. 

9 John, had five children, only two known; John and 

James Bryan and' Ann Lytle Bryan had issue : 

1 Robert, born Feb. 28,1780, died Jan. 15, 1834; married 
Mtoy Guder, of Warren County, Kentucky. 

2 William, bom Oct. 1,1781, died 

3 Daniel, born Auff. 26, 1783. 

4 Jane, born Aug. 9, 1785; married Mr. Mitchell ; moved 
to Illinois. 

5 Lytle, 

6 James, Jr» born June 25, 1792; served in War of 
1812; was State Senator, and the town of Briensburg, Mar- 
shall County, is naomed for him. 

7 Archie, born Oct. 2, 1794. 

8 John, born Dec. 16, 1796; married Eliza Marshall; 
lived in Louisville. 

9 Hannah bom, Jan. 22, died Jan. 26, 1813. 

10 Joseph H, born Aug. 4, 1802, died Aug. 23, 1823. 

11 Pruis E., born Aug. 4, 1802, died Aug. 23, 1823. 

12 Alfred McG., born Aug. 19, 1805; Presbyterian 


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13 Sally, born , married Mr. Riggs, moved to 

Springfield. Illinois. 

One of the sons of William and Jane Clark Bryan had a 
son, Elisha. Who his father was he failed to tell, but he 
spelled the name Brien. We find his marriage to Ann Mil- 
ner took place in Campbell County, Virginia, in 1806, and 
in 1810 he sold his property to John Hancock, and moved to 
Smith, now DeKalb County, Tennessee, where he died about 
1834, and is buried near Alexandria. 1 

The father of Elisha Brien is saidi to have come to Ten- 
nessee also, and his family were the twelfth to settle at 
Lebanon, Tennessee. 

Elisha Brien had brothers, Elijah, William and David. 
David settled in Illinois; William was an old bachelor. He 
fought in the Creek Wars under Gen. Jackson, and died 
about i864j while on a visit to his bnrfher, David. 

The children tjf Elisha Brien and Ann Milner were 
born in Tennessee, except the two oldest. 

1 John SmWh, 1807-1868, by first wife had issue: 
Carlelun, William and John. By second wife, Rochie, 
Howard. One daughter, Rochie, who married Gen. Don 
Carlos Buell. 

2 Paschel Winston, bom May 8, 1809, died Feb. 20, 
1881; married first Oct. 16, 1828, Narcissa Purnell Duncan, 
five children, all died young but Martha Ann, born Aug. 8, 
1829, whio married Eliel Tubb, son of Col. James Tubb. 
Paschal W. Hri(Mi, married second, Evelyn Trigg JacksoUj 
July 26, 1842; no issue. 

3 Manson Milner, 1811-1886, married Polly Tubb, 
daughter of Col. James Tubb. She died Oct. 1892. Their 
children were, Manson Milner, Jr., lawyer of Nashville; 
married' Virginia K. Shoup, James, William A., Robert, 
John, Mary and Al'ice. 

4 Alfred Watson, born Feb. 14, 1814, died Feb. 28, 1884, 
married first, Oct. 27, 1835. in Tennessee. Mary P. Stewart, 
one daughter, Mary, 1836-1869, married Dr. Joseph Warren 
Maybie. Alfred Watson Brien, married second, in Missis- 
sippi, June 1841, Amanda Cowan; no issue. 

5 Martha, married Joseph Stuart, died 1863, had four 
daugWers and one son. 

All these sons of Elisha Brien were lawyers. John 
Smith Brien was Judge of the circuit court and chancellor 
of the state of Tennessee. Hon. Manson Milner Brien was 
Circuit Judge of Davidson County, later lived in Nashville. 
Alfred W. Brien was one of the most successful criminal 
lawyers of his time. Also served in the Revolution. 

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Tennessee, Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, and had: (1) Elisha, 
(2) James, (3) Living&lon,, born March 5, 1820, died ..ay 17, 
1904, married Sarah Elizabeth Billingslea, (4) Ellen, (5) 


Jiames Tubb of Soulh Carolina married Polly Fisher, and 
had eleven c^hildren, 

1 Abe Tubb, married Polly Lancaster. 

2 John Tubb, marrid Polly Benson. 

3 Nicholas Tubb, married Rhoda Lancaster. 

4 George Tubb, married Patsy Corley. 

5 Samuel Tubb, married Polly Terry. 

6 Thomas Tubb, Jr, married Malindia Decker. 

7 James Tubb, Jr., married Elizabeth Reynolds. 

8 William Tubb, married Minerva 

9 Polly Tubb, married liancaster. 

10 Didame Tubb, married Isaac Bales. 

11 Peggy Tubb, married Barnett. 

All these children with their families, except James, Jr., 
moved to Mississippi and to Texas, before the War 
Between the States. 

James Tubb, Jr., born March 18, 1788, died July 18, 
1868, was one of Ihe pioneers and one of the best known 
men of DeKalb County, Tennessee. He lived on Smith's 
Fork Oreek, east of Alexandria. He owned hundreds of 
acres of fine land. He was a colonel in the war of 1812. His 
military record and commissi on, are given in Will S. Hale's 
History of DeKalb County. 
Their child'ren were : 

1 Narcissa Tubb, married Mr. Simpson. 

2 Julia Tubb, married Mr. A&hworth. 

3 Helen Tubb, married Mr. Shurer. 

4 Monroe Tubb. 

5 John B. Tubb. 

6 Caroline Tubb, married Mr. File. 

7 Eliel Tubb, married Martha Ann Brien, daughter of 
P. W. Brien, had Livingston, James, Brien, Harry and 

8 James Tubb. 

9 Polly Tubb, married Manson Milner Brien, (son of 
Elisha), had M M., Jr., James, William A., Robert, John, 
Mary, Elizabeth and Alice. 

10 Adelia Tubb. 


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The history of the Virginia Carters begins with 
John Garter, who is supposed to have been a Cavalier 
and to have "emigrated to Upper NorMk about the year 
1649. John Carter removed to Lancaster County, which he 
orepresented in the House of Burgesses, and from whence 
he was appointed a member of the Governor's Council. 
He also received a commission as Colonel Commandant of 
the Lancaster Mililia, and as such is said to have entirely 
exterminated the Rappahannock Indians. 

John Carter built his home on the Rappahannock and 
called it by Ihe Indian name "Crotoman". Bishop Meade 
relates that when he was a boy the ruins of this old man- 
sion, together with its ancient walls and fortress, could be 
seen amid the tanglewood. 

John Carter also built the original Qhrist Ohurch, which, 
rebuilt by his son, is the old^t religious edifice in Virginia. 
It is here that the first generations of Garters are buried. 
Unfortunately, by the time the "preservation and restora- 
tion movement" reached Virginia, decadence and vandalism 
had run rife (for years. A tourist visiting the old church 
of Lancaster some fifty years ago, writes : 

"The walls of dull red brick are little discolored by 
time. Entering by one of the massive doors, which are 
never locked, we discover an interior with which our 
modem figures seem altogether out of keeping. The cruci- 
form aisle, flagged with stone, is bordiered by high, square 
pews over the tops of which the occupants could behold 
only the parson in his lofty cock-pit pulpit well up oinder 
the eaves. Three of the aisles terminate in ihe doorways, 
and the fourth leads to the chancel which is panneled all 
around almost half way up to the groined ceiling. Above 
the communion table are two. framed tablets of black can- 
vas with the Lord's Prayer, Creed and Commandments 
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white marble has become separated from its pedestal by the 
rusting of the iron dowel which joined them and! now rests 
upon me table, its cherub-bedight brim giving it a fanciful 
resemblance to Holmes' ancient punchbowP." 

At this date the inscriptions on the Carter gravestones, 
which have been preserved to history through Bishop Meade, 
himself a descendant of John Garter, seem to have been 
legible. The epitaph of the first Colonel John Garter in 
quaint phraseology informs all who might perchance be 
interested that this "Colonial Nat Goodwin" took unto him- 
self five wives: Jane, daughter of Mr. Morgan Glynn; 
Elinor, ye widow Brocas; Anne, ye daughter of Mr. Cleve 
Garter; Sarah, ye daughter of Mr. Gabriel Ludlow; and 
lastly, the wife who survived him, Eliz6tbeth Shirley. 

The will of Colonel John Carter is still preserved in 
Lancaster Oounty, Virginia,' as is also the inventory of his 
estate. There is a traditon that the tomb of Colonel Garter 
originally bore a carved and mysterious "coat-of-arms," and 
that the family silver and linenis were marked with un- 
identified monograms. Notwithstanding, *'Cleave" was one 
of the beautiful fafmily estates of the Garters, posterity has 
not been able to place in the family tree, "Ye Mr. Cleve 
Carter" whose daughter became the third wife of Colonel 
John, the founder of the Carter family in Virginia. It would 
seem that during the lifetime of the latter the Carters must 
have been already pretty well established in the colony, and 
that the first John formed the unfortunate precedent of 
marrying into his own family and beginning the tangle of 
intermarriages that is almost impossible to unravel. 

Although so many times married. Colonel John Garter 
of /*^Crotoman" only left one son from whom there is any 
known issue, Robert Carter, the "King Carter" of romance 
and history. Robert Carter was carefully trained and edu- 
cated from the age of five years as befitted the son of one 
of Virginia's wealthiest planters. 

As agent for Lord Fairfax for the Northern Neck, and 
by land speculation and tobacco, King Garter trebled his 
fortune until his wealth is supposed to have exceeded that 
of any other planter of Colonial Virginia. 

The epitaph of King Carter was done in Latin, and his 
tomb is sfaid to have been wilfully defaced by those who 
resented his overbearing dispositon and arrogance dis- 
played during his lifetime. This tradition may be taken 
with the proverbial grain of salt since there is no proof 
extat As a member of the King's Council :he seems to 
have displayed good statesmanship, and during an interreg- 
num of governors, filled the position for the colony 

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The Gentlemen's Magazine in London for November. 
1732, contains the following notice of his death. ''Robert 
Garter, Esq., August 4lh in Virginia. He was president of 
the Council and left to his children about one thousand 
negroes and ten thousand pounds". 

King Carter was married in 1668 to Judith Armistead. 
After the death of Judith, in 1701, he again married, his 
second wife being a widow, Elizabeth Willis, but before 
marriage Elizabeth Langdon, the beautiful daughter of . 
Thomas Langdon, of Middlesex County, Virginia 

Of the four sons of Robert Carter, John, of Crotoman 
the eldest, will be the only one mentioned in this sketch 
since it is through him the Tennessee family traces its line 
of descent from the Virginia Carters. 

John of Crotoman inherited his grandfather's plantation 
on the Rappahannock, but through his marriage with 
Elizabeth Hill he came into possession of what was then 
the most renowned plantation in Virginia, that of Shirley, 
which Sir Edward Hill had purchased? for his bride, a 
Welsh heiress and court beauty. 

John Carter "the second," sliudied law in London at the 
Inner Temple. In 1722 he w«as appointed secretary of 
Virginia 'and is known in Garter genealogy as **Secretary 

As secretary he seems to have resided mostly at Wil- 
liamsburg and at Shirley. Crotoman was a tobacco mart, 
and records show that at one lime he upheld one Joseph 
Carter as inspector despite the accusations against him and 
the protestali»ons of Corbin, Receiver of Customs, and other 

Dealh came to Secretary Garter July 31, 1742. After 
the prescribed period of mourning expired, Elizabeth 
Carter -married a certain Browler Cocke of w'hom little is 
known except that he held Shirley until the year 1771, at 
which date Charles Carter of Crotoman came into the es- 
tate of Shirley. 

All family records handed down, and famous paintings 
of both Byrds and Garters have been preserved through the 
lines of Charles Carter, of Crotoman and of Shirley. There 
are no traditions or records of deaths or missalliances or of 
domestic upheavels in the family of Secretary Carter. 

However, there is food for fhought in the observation 
that all hough Secretary Carter married in 1723, Charles, 
the supposed eldest son of Secretary Carter, was not born 
until ten years later. Elizabeth Hill, who was but one 
year older than her brother, became the wife of '^William 
Byrd III" of Westovor. There was a difference of six 


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years between the birth of Charles anct the younger and only 
remaining son, Edward of Blenheim. It would seem also 
that the eldest son would, as waa the custom usually ob- 
served, have borne the name of John, since that wfiis the 
name of both the Secretary and his father. One would 
suppose, too, that Charles as the eldest son received the 
paternal estate of Grotoman, that Edward would 
have been entitled to the estate Shirley, since he was 
christened the namelfeake of Edward Hill, the brother from 
whom his mother inherited Shirley. 

Why too, we muse, was the step-father permitted to 
usurp Shirley so long after Charles became of age? It 
could' not have been indifference on the part of the Garters, 
for of all Colonial homes Shirley was Ihe mo&t to be desired. 

One could imagine a missing heir, eccentricities on the 
part of Secretary Garter, and irregularities on the part of 
Charles of Shirley, to concoct a book of fiction. But it 
would be fiction. There is nothing in history, written rec- 
ords or traditions to uphold such a supposition. 

Charles Carter of Shirley, is said to have been a man of 
splendid character and renowned for his charity. He W€is 
twice married (1) Mary, the daughter of his uncle, Charles 
Garter of Cleve, (2) Mary Butler Moore. He was the father 
of twenty-three children. John Hill Carter, eldest son, born 
1750, is given in the family tree of the Byrds as having 
been a member of the House of Delegates from Lancaster 
County in 1780, and as dying unmarried. Charles, the 
ftecond son, also died unmarried. The third son, George 
Carter, married a daughter of Sir Peyton Skipworth. Mary 
Oarter, the eldest daughter, married George Braxton. 
Elizabeth Carter married Colonel Robert Randolph. Charles 
Carter married Nancy Carter of Sabine Hall. Edward 
Oarter married Jane Carter of Sudley. Landon Carter died 
unmarried. Robert Carter, the eldest son by the second 
marriage (lo Mary Mcjorei, died unmarried; the 
next daughter, Anne Hill Carter, married Gen- 
eral Henry Lee of Stratford. Robert Carter (2) married 
Mary, daughter of Governor Nelson. Bernard Carter 
married a daughter of General Henry Lee of Stratford 
(whose wife was daughter of Philip Ludwell Lee). Anne 
Lee Garter (bom 1773, died 1829) was the mother of Robert 
E. Lee. Calphurnia Carter of Shirley was born as late as 

The tradition that the Pioneer John Carter, of Tennessee, 
was a member of the same family as Anne Carter Lee is 
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twenty-three children, John Hill Garter, who is said to have 
died unmarried, was born in 1750, and John Garter of Ten- 
nessee had grown sons and probably grandsons in 1775. 

Anne Garter Lee, however, was not only a daughter of 
Charles Garter of Shirley, but she was granddaughter of 
Gharles, "Uncle Gharles of Oleve". 

Gharles Garter of Gleve, son of King Garter, married ( 1 1 
Mary Walker, (2) Anne Ryrd, (3) Lucy TahafeiTO. The 
only John of this family was the son of Anne Byrd, who 
married in Philadelphia in 1771, the daughter of Colonel 

Landon Garter, brother of Charles Garter of Gleve by 
his second wife, Maria Byrd, had a son, known as John 
of Sudley who married Janet Hamilton. 

By glancing over the names by the early Garter family 
line Doth in the male and female lines, in Tennessee, it 
would seem that the Tennessee family were descend^^d 
from Robert Garter of Nomoni and his wife, Pricilla Bladen 
of Maryland. Robert Garter was the second son of William 
(King) Garter. Robert died a few months before his father, 
and his brother, Secretary Garter was guardian for his two 
children, Robert and Elizabeth. Robert was married in 
1727 and his death occurred in 1732. In 1736 or prior to 
this date, Pricilla Bladen (barter married Colonel John Lewis 
of Warner Hall. The expt^nse accoun'ljs for the diildren, 
Robert and Elizabeth, have been kept, and they seem to 
have been provided for in a manner befitting the grand- 
children of King Carter. 

Robert Carter, juniiir, one of the most famous Carters, 
known as ''Chancellor Robert/' inherited his father's 
estate. He was born in 1728 and died in 1804. He mami^i 
Frances Tasker of Maryland. The most prominent Virginia 
family in ft'lris line is d^^cended from a son, Geoi^ge Carter, 
of Oatlands. 

The ftr&t children of Robert and Pricilla Carter, viz: 
Benjaiipin, Robert, John, Sophia, Harriet, Mary, all are 
^ven in the family tree as dying uaimarried, which after 
all seems an easy and efTective method of disposing of 
s-urplus progeny in family genealogy. Pricilla married a 
Mr. Mitchell. Flrances married a Major Thomas Jones, of 
Essex County. 

Betty Landon married Spencer Ball. Anna Task(T 
married John Mound. Sarah, the fourteenth and last child 
of Robert and Frances Tasker Carter, married Chinn. 

Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Rob<Tt Carter and Pricilla 
Bladen, and sister of the Councillor, at the age of seventeen 
married, Francis Willis of Gloucesrer. 


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Again it is a temptation to let ihe imagination run riot 
and conjecture another offspring, a youpger child of 
Pricilla Bladen Garter, but here again tradition and family 
record refuse to support any such claim. 

Colonel Jo^hn Carter, the founder of the Tennesse.) Car- 
ters, is precluded from being the son of Chancellor Carter, 
and a grandson of Robert Carter and Pricilla Bladen, if 
family records are correct. However, the writer believes 
that sons of the Chancellor and allied and collateral families 
of Jones, Lewis, Willis and Balls, were among those who 
ohosie to follow their kinsmen to the North Carolina 

Having traveled around "Robin Hood's Barn" and back 
to the starting place the writer must confess that in a|l 
published records and genealogies of Virginia families 
of Carters, there is no mention — and apparently no place — 
for Colonel John Carter, of Tennessee. His history is not 
unlike that of the first Colonel John Carter of Crotoman, 
who built and fortified his home upon the Rappahannock 
and who despite efforts to attach him to different ancesilral 
trees, still remains *'John the Founder". 

The Carters of Tennessee 

Coocerning the fort built at Long Island in 1759 we are 
told that it covered a goodly area on a smooth green level, 
was built strong, fortified with small cannon, and the 
heavy gates spiked with nails *'so that the wood was all 

We may well imagine that there were gentlemen ad- 
venturers among the soldiers and surveyors who spent that 
memorable winter with Colonel Byrd at Long Island. 

Following in the footsteps of the hunters and traders, 
allied families of the Byrds whose names are associated 
with Colonial Virginia, settled upon the banks of the 
Watauga Hotslon. John Carter and Amos Byrd were 

fnioneers, and ere the Revolution was commenced we find 
amities of Hills, Loyds, Harrisons, Randolphs, Nelsons and 
Carters residing in Washington County, Tennessee. 
Colonel John Carter of Virginia 
Fifteen years subsequent to the date of its first settle- 
ment there were several branches of the Carter family in 
Tennessee, each of whom is supposed to have had as head 
a son or grandson of Colonel John Carter. 

The year of Colonel John Carter's birth is not known. 
He came to Wataiiga at about the same time that the 
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a spot about one-half mile distant from the present town 
of Elizabethton. 

The Watauga Association was composed of thirteen 
Commissioners, in whom all power was vested. It is 

Kobable that tne Articles of the Association were outlined 
Colonel Carter. Concerning his activities at this time 
llr. Ramsey writes : 

''Intelligent and patriotic, he was soon a leader in the 
Watauga Association, and became the Chairman of its 
Committee, and its Court — ^which for several years com- 
bined the legislative, the judicial, and the executive funa 
tions of the infant government we»l of Allegheny. His 
administration was wise and popular". 

The ' Association, Which assetnbled in 1772, is said ta 
have had' th'e first written* laws west of the Alleghenj 

Four years later Colonel Carter was Chairman of the 
Convention which framed the petition to North Carolina 
for annexation. The signature of Colociel Carter is referred 
to by Mr. Ramsey as being written *4n a palsied hand". 

Notwithstanding Ihis supposed old age Colonel Carter 
seems to have led rather a strenuous life during the two 
years following. In i*esponse to the Watauga settlers^ 
pe-liiion, North Carolina created W^asMngton Dis'Iirict and 
John Carter, John Sevier and Charles Robertson were ap- 
pointed to represent the District in the North Carolina 
Assembly at Halifax, November,* 12, 1776. It was one year 
later Ihat John Carter received his commission from Gov- 
ernor Alexander Martin as Colonel Commandant of the 
Militia at WVishington County. 

In 1778 the strength of the settlemen'ls was depleted 
through the enlistment of the younger men, in the North 
Carolina and Virginia service. Beside Indian depredations, 
Tories dribbled in(o the settlement and seem lo 
have gathered' in some numbers in "Brown's Settlement** 
on the Nnllichucky. 

Colonel Carter sent to Virginia for reinforcements^ 
marched to Browns, where he forced upon all British 
sympathizers the Test Oath which they had hoped to escape 
by fleeing to Virginia and North Carolina. 

In some manner, we are told, oflicers acting under the 
orders of General Rutherford, interfering with his author- 
ity, Colonel Carter dispatched the following laconic epistle 
to the Governor: 

"Your Excellency may be assured that I will do every- 
thing in my power for regulating the militia for the defense 
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but if my dignify is to be sported with under those ciroum- 
fi^tances, I have no need of your commission as' Commanding 
Officer of Washington District". — Ramsey's Annals of 

When the first court for Washington County was held 
February 3, 1778, Colonel Garter was appoin'led not only 
chairman of the court, but entry taker for Washington 

In 1780 when a meeting of military officers was held for 
the purpose of sending recruits into South Carolina, 
Colonel John Sevier had succeeded Colonel Carter as 
Colonel of^the Washington County militia. 

Also in* October of this same year when Colonel Sevier 
was in need of money for provisioning the expedition to 
King's Mountain, John Ad^air was the entry-taker who 
furnished the money and whose patrioilic reply to Colonel 
Sevier on his request for the same has gone down in 

Landon Carter, Soldier and Statesman 

While not the oldest of the sons of Colonel John Carter 
of Watauga, Landon Carter is the only one whose name 
has gone d*own in his'torical annals. Tne name "Landon" 
no doubt received from his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth 
Landon, second wife of Robert (King Garter) was also 
borne by a Virginia Statesman of the Revolution, Landon 
Carter of Sabine Hall, of whom it was written, "That when 
a member of 'the King's Council, he favored the Colonists 
and not the King in all things". 

Tennessee's pioneer, Landon Carter, reached maturity 
^during the rough and constructive days of the fronHer. 
Possessing inherited ability, and a better education than tlie 
average frontiersman, his talents were not unrecognized 
and he served with equal devotion North Carolina, Frank- 
lin, the Territorial government and Tennessee. 

The name, Landon Carter, is found on the petition of 
Watauga settlers to North Carolina for annexation. 

He was a lieutenant of militia in 1780 and is thought to 
have been at King's Mountain, and served with the recruits 
who were sent into South Carolina. 

He participated in the Battle of Boyd's Creek, after 
which he was commissioned Major. Later as a 
Colonel he was conspicuous in the Indian wars. 

Landon Carter's spnpathies were with the State of 
Franklin. Because of judicial training, personality and 
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bassador to the North Carolina Assembly to inform it of 
the secession of the over-mountain counties. 

During the exis»tence of Franklin he served as a member 
of its Council, Secretary of State, and Sj>eaker of the Senate. 

Und^er Governor Blount and the Territorial regime, 
Colonel Garter held the important position as treasurer for 
Washington District, a position he retained after the for- 
mation of Vhe state. In 1796 he was a member of the Con- 
vention which framed the Constitution for the State of 

Colonel Landon Garter had been educated at old Liberty 
Hall, Xor«;h Carolina. He was an able lawyer, practicing 
in all of the early courts of the stale. Hlis character was 
such -as to make^ him loved- and respected by all of his 
family and associates. 

When a new county was taken from Washington 
County in 179(5, it was named Carter County in his honor; 
and its county seat, Elizabethton, was so called for his wife. 

Besid;^ a son, William B. Carter, Landon Carter had a 
daughter. Eliza, who became the wife of George Gillespie, 
and a daughter Mary, who married the eminent lawyer, 
James P. Taylor, grandfather of the late Hon. Robert Love 
Taylor, of Tennessee. 

Mary Carter, Wife of General Nathaniel Taylor 

The Taylars and Carters were no doubt related before 
the emigraMon to Tennessee. Nathaniel Taylor is said to 
have built the first mill on 'the Wataiiga. His wife was 
Marv', daughter of Colonel John of Watauga and sister of 
Landon Carler. The writer has no record of other daugh- 
ters of Colonel Carter. 

John Carter, Son of Colonel John of Watauga 

John Carter is thought to have been the eldest of at least 
^ve sons of Colonel John Carter of Watauga, Washington 
Oouniy, Tennessee. It was he who with the exception of 
the Freiich trading post nt^r NashviHe owned and operated 
the first store for the selling of merchandise in the present 
state of Tennessee. 

John Carter was one of the first patentees of Watauga. 
With Joseph Parker he operated a store, which is located 
by the histoa*ians Haywood and Ramsey as about "fifteen 
or eighteen miles Prom Rodgersville''. Accordinig to tradition . 
it was at Carter's Station, now Albany in Greene County, 
where descendants of ■the family have kept a store on or 
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The primary object of this store was no doubt to do a 
profitable trade with the Indians, and it seems to have 
prospered to such an extent that when it was plundered 
by a marauding party, the owners did not attempt to re- 
taliate. Buif at the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals at which 
time Daniel Boone, Colonel Henderson, and Charles Robert- 
son secured lilies to their land by purchase. Carter and 
Parker likewise were present and demanded damages, "an 
cxt-enaion of their lands froim OMmney Top Mountain to 
Caoud's Greek". 

In order to meet the conditions of the Indians, it was 
necessary for Garter and Parker to »take Robert Lucas as a 
partner in the business. The latter's interest was probably 

gurchased by one or more of John Garter's brothers since 
-ober^l Lucas accompanied General James Roberlson to the 
Cumberland, and later met his death at the attack on Free- 
land's Station. 

The Garters may have had ambition Ic become landed 
Barons, but the land they had se'ltled upon thinking it in 
Virginia, was in North Oarolina and the lalier stale did not 
recognize the validi'ty of laiute purchased f rem Ihe Indians 
The Carters and Parkers did secure their improvements and 
grants from North Carolina, which' placed the former 
among the largest landowners in Greene aiii Hawkins 

John Carter died in the year 1812. 

Daniel Carter and Other Carters 

Daniel Garter was one of the largest landf»wners among 
the early Garters, and owned 2,000 acres in Greene County. 
He was either the son or brother of John Garter and was the 
executor of his estate. He was a magistrate in 1788, and 
again in 1798. In the year 1803 he was one of the com- 
missioners to lay off the boundary line between Greeneville 
and Hawkins County. A daughter, Sophie, married a son 
of John Pogue, one of the early settlers from Augusta 
County, Virginia. A son, Elisha, married Margaret Ander- 
son, and had a son, Benjamin, who married Peggy Foster 
in 1824. Daniel was no doubt t4ie fathe'r of a large family, 
including sons Daniel and John and Benjamin, of whom 
ibere are several of the names in the early records. 

One of th» oldest mills in Greene County was one built 
by Philip Rabb, on the road from Greeneville to Rodgersville 
Tttiis mill seems to have been the nucleus around which 
a number of Virginia families, who evidently came through 
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sided in this section were numerous, and no doubt were the 
sons and grandsons of Colonel John Carter, of Watauga. 

Some of the families wi'th whom they intermairied were 
the Templeton, Harrison, Pogne Keller, Jones, Weems, 
Cforbin, Newnmn, Hardin Loyd, Hill, Lane and Parker. 

Abraham Garter, perhaps one of the sons of Colonel 
Gartw, was a large landowner and resided between Babb's 
Mill and Rodgersville. His son, Eki«il, was the father of 
a large family. 

Joseph also lived on the Babb's Mill road. He was a 
magistrate in 1805 and 1807; he died in 1811, and a son, 
Joseph, was the administrator of his estate. Joseph Carter, 
senior, was a broliher of Daniel. 

Jacob Garter was overseer of the Babb's Mill Road in 
1804. His ncune is found on the tax receipts of 1783. His 
marriage to Sally Edmonds, possibly a second wife, is re- 
corded in 1819. 

Levi Garter died in 1811. 

Hugh Garter, Senior, had a son, Hugh, who married 
Rebecca Babb, 1814. 

Francis J. Garter sold his land in 1801, and is supposed 
to have emigrated elsewhere. (See next page. 

James Garter moved to Jackson County in 1814. 

Jesse Garter resided on the Babb Mill Road near Rodgers- 
ville, 1798. 

Pricilla Rebecca Garter married Jesse Morrison, 1819. 

David Garter married Agnes Jones, 1795. 

Polly Garter married Wesley Harrison, 1815. 

Sarah Garter married P. Eidtoonds. 1819. 

Rachel Garter married Havely, 1789. 

William Garter married Elisabeth Jones, 1790. 

Ann Carter married Andrew McFadand, 1825. 

Lewis Garter married Elisabeth Parker, 1820 

Hugh, 1789. 

There were many Benjamins to be found among 
the Garters. It is possible Benjamin, senior, was one of the 
older sons of Colonel John Garter of Watauga. Benjamin 
had a son Nathaniel Garter, perhaps a namesake of Nathan- 
iel Taylor, who died prior to 1796. His son, Nathaniel or 
Nathan, lived near the Sherrills in the Gove Greek Serttle- 
ment. Another Carter, who lived on Gove Greek, was 
Samuel, the father of James and Anderson Garter. 

The foregoing are only a few among the many of the 
early Garters found in Greene and Hawkins County. They 
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Georgia and Mississippi received representatives of these 
same families. 

Concerning Joseph Parker, who, with John Garier, 
established the first s^tore. He is believed to have had sons, 
William, George and John. 

One son was a Captain of militia in 1793. 

George Parker probably married a daoighter of Caleb 
Gainer; he bad a son Caleb, who lived on "Landon Churn," 
Camp Greek. This land ^had evidently at one <ime been 
in the CaHer ffiimily. 

The village of Ottway, some distance removed from the 
county seat of Greeneville, in Stage Coach days, was not 
wilihout its aspiralii'ons. Now an educational, and progress- 
ive farming center it was in pioneer days the cradle of many 
of the best families of Washinglon, Greene U'nd Hawkins 
counties. The Oltways of Virginia were a collateral family 
of the Byrds, and were also allied with the Garters. 

A son of Colonel William Byrd and Elisabe«th Carter 
Byrd was educated and resigned his commission in the 
British army to accept a place on the staff of General Henry 

Ottway was perhaps intended as a family seat of the 
Garter family such as possessed by ^their ancestors in Eng- 
land and later planted on Virginia soil, but which could not 
materialize in the new and democratic frontier, which is 
now Tennessee. 

Francis Jackson Garter, born , married February 

-, died 1857, said to be a sooi of John Carter of Hawkins 

County, and l)ro+her of Landon Garter, serttled in Sweet- 
water Valley, Tennessee. He married Esther Orockett, a 
kinswoman of Davy Qrocke-tt. 'Rie marriage took place 
February 17, 17—. She was bom and died' July 9, 

1870. ^ ' 

Mr. W. B. Lenoir in the History of Sweettwater VaJley, 
says this Francis Jackson Garter, was a son of John Garter 
of Hawkins County, and a brother of Landon Carter, and 
as he must have known Francis Jackson Garter's widow 
well, the evidence is convincing. 

Among the several children of Francis J. and Esther 
Crockett Cartel* were: 

1 The«*esa Newell Carter, who married John Scruggs. 
She was born near Newport, Tennessee, October 8, 1806. 
She was married September 7, 1824, and died November 9, 
1888. She had fourteen dhildren, among them (a) Richard 
Fi*anc»is Scruggs, who married Elizabetti Ramsey Heiskell; 


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and they had (1) M«ar*ha, died jxning. (2) Frank Heiskell; 
nrnrried Lowry. (3) John Frederick, married May Williams. 
(4) Daniel Pope, manried Eva Dulaney Rodgers. (5) Arthur 
Bpuce, mamed- Belle Heabler. (6) Susan Newman. (7) 
Joseph. (8) Katherlne, nmnried Henry Hairdey. (9) Annie 
Nelson, married Ross Owen. (10) Richard Abjah. 

Elizabeth Esiher Scruggs, daugJiter of John Scruggs, 
married September 30, 1847, Horace Burton Yearwood. 
She died October 25, 1905. Their children were: William 
C. G.; John Scruggs; Richard J.; Lavina Ida; Horace Bur- 
ton; Daniel Boone; James Bennie; Francis Garter; Charles; 
Hugh. Of the foregoing. John Scruggs Yearwood married 
Mieay Bell FUzgerald, and had seven children: Pearl; Ida 
Zoe; Sadie Ethel; James Horace; Ella Hortense; Mack Fitz- 
gerald, and' Hugh Gaines. Francis Carter YeaTwood 
married Mattie Moulton, and their child*ren were: Esther, 
died young, and Francis C. Yearwood', junior. 

Riohard Jarnigan Yearwood nmrried Jennie Walker. 
Thei<r childi^n are : Maude,' nmrried John Staub Pouche, 
(thtey have one son, John Staub Fouche, junior); FavMi 
ifearwood. and Richard Horace Yearwood. 


Pascal Carter, married Be'lsey Durett, and had four 
children : 

1 Serena Carrier, married Jdhn Shadden, and had one 
child', Margaret. 

2 John G. Carter, married twice; first, Darthula Ann 
Inman, and had six children: (a) Annie Elizabeth Carter, 
who married W. F. Hutchenson. W. F. Hutcheson and Anne 
Elizabeth (deceased) had one child, Samuel Carter Hutche- 
son (who married Katherine And'rews). 

(b) James Inmaji Garter, who married Samuella Chil- 
dress. James Innmn and SamoieJlla Ohildi*ess Carter have 
five children, namely: John Garnett (who married Freida 
U'ttermoehleai — ^no cMldreoi) ; Mary I^ne (w^io married 
Richard StMes — one child, Richard junior) ; Paul, un- 
married Lucile (wtho married! James Glascock and* has 
Ann and Lou Glascock), and Dorris Inman (who married 
Ekiward Young Ghapin, junior) . 

(c) John Bowie Cartefr, irtaripied Elizabeth Flinn, and 
Has three cfhildren : John, James aind Frank. 

(d) Rhoda Inman Garter, died in childhood. 

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has four oMldren : Anne Mae, who majried, first, Richard 
Gterner Watkins (deceased), and second, James Niliill 
Go-ndon) ; Margaret Inman (who married Robert Winthrop 
Bairr, junio(r, and has one chdld: Margaret Jones Barr) ; 
Ensign Hal Garter Jones, unmarried; Batrbara Lea Jones, 

(f) Hugh Lea Garter; died in infancy. 

2 John Goodley Garter, jnarrted second, Myra Inman. 
and had three children: (a) Augus.t Jamagin, who first 
married Blanohe Grossland (deceased), one child, John 
Allen; second. Marie Burguine (no issue) ; (b) Peyton Lea, 
who married Rowell; (c) Darthula (deceased), who 
married Oscar McLain, and had one child, Delia Garter 

3 Pascal Garter, who married . 

4 Peyton Garter; unmarried. 

Another well known Tennessee branch of the Garter 
family is that of Mathew Garter, born in Greeneville, South 
Garolina, December 15, 1829. He moved to Jonesboro, Ten- 
nessee, when a young man and married Mary Emma 
Brown, daughter of Gaptain Enooh Brown of Jonesboro. 
They moved to Gleveland, Tennessee, in 1857. Mary Emma 
Brown born October 17, 1831, died May 29, 1906. Mathew 
Garteo", bom December 15, 1829, in Groenvdlle, South 
Gairolina, died April 1885. Their children weaker 

1 Edgar V. Gairter, married- Kate Robeson, daughter of 
A. G. Robeson, of Athens, Tennessee, and now lives in 
Allan'ta. Th^eir children are Rabesion Garter, Edgar V. 
Garter, junior, Prank Garter and Katherine Garter. 

2 Robert Lafayette Garter m<arried Viola Cleveland. 

3 And'rew P. Garter, married first, Pauline Gray, of 
Atlanl'a, and had one child, Andrew P. Geiter, junior, and 
manned second, Eva Wintersmith, had one child, Richard 

4 Walter Bland Ga/rter married Pearl Ldnch and had 
Aftion W. Garter, Walter Garter, junior, and Pearl G. Garter. 

5 Fred A. Glarter married first Josephine King, daugh- 
ter of A. S. King, and had iLwo daughters, Josephine and 
M^ary Oraig Carter; married second. Belle Jones, daughter 
of John M. Jones, of Sweetwater, Tennessee. 

6 May Garter, married Frank Y. Jacksion. Their 
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Davis is one of the oldest Welsh family names. The 
line can be traced for many centuries and is said to include 
Kin-gs Dole and Gadwaldar. The motto of the family is 
"With God as a Leader and a Sword as a Oomrad". 

Of the many Davis emigrants to America the family 
which later became most notable is that of Evan Davis, 
Samuel Davis and Joseph Davis; three brothers who emi- 
grated' from Cardiff, Wales, about 1730. Evan Davis and 
Samuel Davis landed at Philadelphia: Joseph Davis was 
drowned on tl'he voyage. Samuel Davis went to what was 
then the Middde West. 

Some time after 1761, the exact date not being known, 
Evan Davis emigrated from Pennsylvcmia to Georgia. He 
ma-rried while still in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Mary Emory 
Williams, a widow. Her father was Joseph Emory. By 
her first marriage this lady had two sons, Daniel Williams 
and Isaac Williams, bo^lh of whom were soldiers in the 
Revolution. It was due to 'their participation in the war 
that their young half-brother, Samuel Davis also joined 
the forces of the Revolution, being sent by their mother to 
join them. 

Evan Davis and 'his wife (Mary Emory Davis), had at 
least one son, Samuel Davis^ mentioned above, who was 
born in Pennsylvania in 1756. This Samuel Davis, who 
was in the Revolution, was the father of President Jefferson 
Davis of the Confederate Slates of America. 

Mrs. Metta Andi*ews Green, the well-known historian 
of Georgia, has made close study of the life and residence 
of Evan Davis. She writes : "Evan Davis moved 'lio Georgia 
from Pennsylvania and settled about forty miles above 
Augusta, so says Mrs. Davis in the life of her husband. 

*' The place forty miles above /Augusta' is in Wilkes 
Gounly four miles south of Washington. It belongs to 
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I had a long talk with him. I was at this time writing 
something of Jefferson Davis' ancestry. Mr. Toombs told 
me that he himself was the third owner of the place from 
Samuel Davis, the father of Jefferson Davis. The deeds 
are all recorded here in our court house. 

"I also found »fihat Samuel Davis fought at the Battle 
of Kettle Creek: His name is certified to by General Elijah 
Clarke. Evan Davis died and is buried on the place now 
owned by the estate of Gabriel Toombs. The spot was 
pointed ouH to me. I have visited it many times. There is 
a large Indian mound near by. The place I speak of is 
on Beaver Dam Creek, near the Washington branch of the 
Georgia railroad. 

*'If records filed in the court house and human testi- 
mony count for anything, there can be no doubt of these 
facts. I wrd'te to Mrs. Davis about the matter and I have 
her letter agreeing with my statement. I also visited her in 
her aparlment in New York. I was at the time very inter- 
ested in collecting names of 'those who fought at Kettle 
Greek, and when I found Samuel Davis' name, I began to 
studv the Davis' family history, also the genealogj\ 

T^he Kettle Greek battle alluded to was fought February 
14, 1780, at War Hill. General Toombs used itlo speak of 
Wilkes County as the ^'Hornets Nest" of the Revolution. 
It was more than that. Like the battle of King's Mountain, 
it was a turning point. 

Savannah had been captured and the British command- 
ers w^re making plans to aid the Tories in possessing 
Georgia. To this end Colonel Boyd, a British omcer, was 
secreTly amployed to organize the Tories in South Carolina 
and had crossed the Savannah River and entered Wilkes 
on his way io the British army, expecting to join the 
Briush forces which had possession of Augusta. This 
would have given the British commanders a sweep of the 
Southern country. The Royal Governor had been restored 
to power in Savannah. Thus 'the importance of the Kettle 
Greek battle. 

Samuel Davis was ai the siege of Savannah, and as he 
had raised and was captain of a Georgia company dliring 
the war, it is more than probable that he had, >vith him 
under General Clarke at Kettle Greek a portion of hk com- 
pany. As his father, Evan Davis, lived in Wilkes, the 
Samuel Davis company must have enlisted most of its men 
from the **Hornet6 Nest'' and were **Wilkes boys". 

Ool. Elijaih Clarke lived' to realize 'his fond hopes to see 
Augusta again under the American colors. The State of 
Georgia as a reward for his services, gave him a com- 


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mission as a major-general and a handsome grant of land. 
And South Carolma gave large land grants 4o Samuel Davis. 


Samuel Davis, the Revolutionary soldier, son of Evan 
Davis the Emigrant, and his wife Mary EJmory Davis, was 
born in 1756, in Pennsylvania. He died in 1824 in Missis- 
sippi. As stated in foregoing paragraphs, he was. a Captain 
in the Revolution, having naised a, company of Volunteers 
in Georgia. Later he joined the Continental Army and 
served in Soulh Carolina as well as Georgia. He was in the 
Battle of Kettle Creek and in the Siege of Savanna^h. For 
his services the Staitie of Soutfh Gairolina gnanted him a 
thousand acres of land (in what is now Kentucky) and he 
moved to settle upon 4hat property. There his famous son 
Jefferson Davis was horn. From Kentucky Sanmel Davis 
moved to Louisiana, and again in 1811 he moved to Missis- 
sippi where in 1824 he died. 

Captain Samuel Davis married in 1782, Jane Cook, a 
daughter of Mrs. Sarah Simpson Cook, who was herself 
a daughter of Samuel Simpson, said to have been assisrtiant 
Quartermaster of the Pennsylvania Regiment during the 
Revolution. His father was Thomas Simpson and hie father 
was John Simpson, who emigrated from Scotland to 
Ireland and from Ireland to America, settling in Pennsyl- 
vania as did many of the Scotch-Irish people. 

Samuel Davis and his wife, Jane Simpson Cook 
Davis, had <en children, namely : 

1 Joseph Emory Davis. 

2 Benjamin Davis. 

3 Samuel Davis, Second. 

4 Isaac Davis. 

5 Anne Davis. 

6 Amanda Davis. 

7 Lucinda Davis. 

8 Matilda Davis. 

9 Mary Anne Davis. 
10 Jefferson Davis. 


1 Joseph Emory Davis, bom 1784, died 1870; was a 
lawyer and planter in Mississippi. His young brother, Jef- 
fereon Davis, spent much time with him and in the splendid 
library of the home absorbed much of the wealth of knowl- 
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Davis married Elizcd^eth Van Benthysen and had one 
daughter, Mary Lucinda Davis, who married in 1837, Dr. 
Charles Jouett Mi'tehell, of Vicksburg, as his first wife. 

2 Benjamin Davis, Second, was a planter. He married 
Cynthia Campbell (Moably) and died leaving children. 

3 Samuel Davis, Second, was a planter. He married 
Lucy Throckmarton. They had one claughter, Helen Davis. 

who married Kea»ry, and had Robert Keary, Samuel 

Keary, Pauline Keary and Ellen Keary. 

4 Isaac Davis married Susan Guerthy. They had one 
son who was General Joseph Emory Davis, Second. 

5 Anne Davis married Lut'her Smilh, and had a 
daughter, Anne Davis Smith. 


6 Amanda Davis, married David Bradford. They had 
four children, naxnely : (a) Jefferson Davis Bradford (who 
was an enginer in the Uniited States Army; (b) Lucy Brad- 
ford (who married Dr. Charles Jouett Mitchell, of Vicksburg. 
hier first .co»usin's widower, as his second wife and haa 

at least one daughter Mitchell, who married Eli 

Joseph Ganier. They had two sons, Lincoln Mitchell 
Ganier, who is unmarried and lives in Chattanooga, and 
Albert Francis Ganier who lives in Na-shville and married 
Ann Eastman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Eastman 
of Nas'hvile. Their two sons are: Albert Francis Ganier, 
junior, and Roger Eastman Ganier. 

(c) Elizabeth Porlier Bradford, who married Mansell 
II, son of Mansell White I, in the United States. Their 
children were Mansell White, III, who is unmarried; Lucy 
While, who married Clemertl Penrose Wilkerson and has 
four children; Mary Br^adford White, who married Ring- 
gold Brouspears and had five children; Carl White (who 
married Mary Mitchell of Cincinnati, and had seven 
children, namely: Carl White, Second, who is unmarried, 
Elizabeth White who is a nun in the convent of the Sacred 
Heart, Nancy Miles White who married Charles Earl John- 
son, junior, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and has a son, 
Charles Earl Johnson, Third, Charlol^te White who married 
Robert Swepson Cowan, Second, and has a son Robert 
Swepson Cowan, junior, Mansell White, Fourth. 
Lincoln Mitchell White and Richard White who are un- 
married) ; Albert Sidney Johnson White who married Ellen 
Tobin and has five children ;(d) Elizabeth Parker Bradford 
White who married Edwin Rodd,, Nancy Miles White 
who married Thomas Helms Anderson and has two chii- 


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dren) ; and David Bradford, Second, (who served in the 
Confederate Airmy. He married in 1838, Ada Eliza Pol- 
tenger) . 

7 Lucinda Davis, married William Stampes of Wood- 
ville, Mississippi. 

8 Matilda Davis, died unmarried. 

9 Mary Anne Davis, mairied Robert Davis of South 


10 Jefferson Davis was ttie tentlh child) and the 
fifth son of Caplain Samuel Davis and Jane Cook Davis. 
He was boni in Christian County, Kentucky, June 3, 1808. 
He died in New Orleans, December 8, 188&. His father and 
mother removed from Wilkes County, Georgia, to Kentucky, 
shortly after the revolution owing to a grant of six thousana 
acres of land', a reward for di-stinguished Revolutionary 

Captain Samuel Davis, when his distinguished son was 
still small, moved again, -lihis time to Mississippi. Jefferson 
Davis attended schools in Mississippi, St. Thomas College 
Kentucky. T-ransylvania University, at Lexington, Ken- 
lucky ana he graduaited from West Point in 1828, with high 
honors and served in the Indian Wars. In 1825 while an 
officer in the army he married Sarah Knox Taylor, daugh- 
ter of General 5^chary Taylor and Margaret Mackall Smith 
Taylor. Upon his marriage, Lieutenant Davis resigned 
from the army and retired, to Briarfield, the plantation in 
Mississippi, which had been given him by his brother, 
Joseph Emory Davis. 

There his yoarng wife died wiUhin a yeiair. He devoted 
himself to study in the years s-uoceeding her deaith and in 
the library of' his brother, Joseph Emory Davis, then 
probably the largest and most extensive in Mississippi, 
he acquired a profound knowledge of history and literature 
that in after public life served him well. In 1845 he was 
elected to congress. Upon the breaking out of the Mexican 
War he resigned from Congress, volunteered, and was 
Colonel of the First Mississippi Rifles. He won great dis- 
tinction, and was acclaimed as the Hero of Buena Vista 
where he saved the Amercan Army from complete disasiter. 
He was severely wounded in the engagement. He declined 
the rank of Brigadier-General and once again retired from 
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Senator and later was elected to the same office. While in 
the Senate he was Chairman of Military affairs. In 1851 
he decided to become a candidate for Governor of Missis- 
sippi and thei^fore resigned his seat in the Senate. He did 
not win the election however and retired to Briarfleld. In 
1853 President Pierce appointed him Secretary of War, an 
office he was eminently fitted to occupy by his natural gifts 
and attainments and he ranks as the greatest Secretary of 
War. Among the achievements of his administMrtion were 
the survey made for the route of the Pacific Railway; the 
extension of the Gapitiol ; the building of the aqueduct which 
supplies Was'hington with water; the building of Cabin 
Johns Bridge, a remarkable engineering feat which was 
solely his design. His name as Secretary of War was cut 
from the tablet on the bridge and has only recently been 
restored after flUty years of effort on the paint of the Daugh- 
ters of the Confederacy, the Confederate Veterans and the 
Confederate Memorial Association. 

He was again elected to the Senate at the close of Presi- 
dent Pierce's term and was Jthe leader in that body when the 
question of secession began to be discussed. Coloiiel Davis 
as he was c€tlled only approved secession as a last resort, 
but in 1861 when Mississippi seceded he returned to his 
State and was almost immediately made a Major-General 
of the Mississippi troops. His election to the Presidency of 
the Confederate States of America soon followed. 

An in'teresting incident of his inauguration in Mont- 
gomery was the famously eloquent introdtiction of Mr. 
Davis to 'Ihie assembled people by 'William Yancey. The 
seven words are classic in their simplicity: 

*'The hour and the man have met". 

Col. Davis himself was a brilliant speaker and shared 
with Yancey the reputation of being the greatesrt} orator in 
the United Staples. His voice was purest melody and he 
could move any audience to his will. Except for the war 
and Ms election to the Presidency of the Confederate States, 
he would probably have been President of the United States, 
as he was immeinsely popular ilhrougihout the North. His 
keen political power as an orator made him a popular can- 
didate for the office for which he was being widely dis- 
cussed tihf^ughout the North as well as the Sou'lh. 

In the formation of the Confederate Government how- 
ever he hoped ft)r military rank and his genius and acoom- 
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was instead, given the greatest office in the gift of Southern 

He was reluctant to talk war and hoped for reunion. 

His history for four years is identified with that of the 
Confederate States and need not be given in detail here. 
When the Confederacy fell he was imprisoned and kept in 
close confinement, much of 4'h« time manacled, for many 

In 1876 he was admitted to bail, bu'C the indictment 
was never dismissed and Jefferson Davis died still under 
indictment, though he and his friends continually implored 
for trial. It is said that the A'titorney-General of the United 
States advised against trial as treason could not be proved, 
the stales having the right previous to 1861 to withdraw and 
also because every West Point student was instructed (until 
1861) thai in the event of any stale withdrawing, allegiance 
was due to the state. This was in Rawl's (Constitution 
which was a text book at West Poin'l until 1861, when the 
books were destroyed. Only a few are now in existence. 

Returning from prison, wh^n bail was admitted, to his 
beloved Mississippi to the home of his brother, Joseph 
Emory Davis, who had been a father and older brother to 
him, he was received by his people with adoration tftiat 
must have softened somewhat the sotih)w of suffering. His 
niece, Mrs. Lucy Mitchell, of Vicksburg, who lived until a 
short lime since, the daughter of a favorite sister, 
Amanda Davis, recently told the writer, of the affecrting 
scenes when th-e people would come for miles to see him, 
to kneel by his chair Where his thin form half reclined, 
io weep over 'him and lo kiss the wrisls that had been 
manacled so long. 

Hi* heaK'h was shatlerod by his loing and arduous con- 
finement and he traveled for three years in Ganad«a and 
Europe. In 1879 he sellled at Beauvoir, Mississippi, and 
wrolfe his ''Rise and Fall of the Confederacy". During 
his last years he was beloved by his people and worshipped 
wherever he went. ''He lived a dignified life to a dignified 
close.'' "He was a staltesman with clean hands and a pure 
heart, who served his people faithfully from budding 
manhood to hoary age, without thought of himself with 
unbending integrily, and lo the best of his ability". 

Dr. Henry E. Shepperd, of Baltimore, said of Jefferson 
Davis : 

"The marked veirsatility of intellectual power revealed 
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and Thomas Jefferson. A failure in the sphere of oratory, 
in the richness anid amplitude of hlis knowledge, Jefferson 
stood without a peer until the advent of Mr. Davis. 

" The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis', by his attending 
physician. Dr. Graven, recalls to memory the exuberant 
wealth of acquirement illustirated in the lives of three fore- 
mosit lights of anodem statesmanship — Jefferson, Gladstone, 
and the late Lord Salisbury. The Prometheus of the Con- 
federacy in the gloom of his cell at Fortress Monroe, took 
all human knowledge for his province, discoursed upon art, 
literature, philosophy, strategy, economic problems, po- 
litical issues until the darkness of his casement was radiant 
with the light of the Baconian ideal, 'unfoldled to his pro- 
phertiic vision, and int^^rpreted to a single listener. His 
mastery over language and gift of illuminating whatever 
theme he touched. dis])layed its power in every relation, 
personal or official, in the execu'live station when he stood 
on Fo«rtune's crowning slope, or later when he enjoyed the 
sweet aloofness of social converse''. 

The work of Dr. Graven holds a unique place in our 
literary record. It was published by the Neal Company, 
New York. Rarely has so marvelous a narative of heroic 
endurance been presented to the world. 

It is a matter of regret that so small a portion of Mr. 
Davis' speeches associated with the Confederacy, have been 
preserved. Partiicularly it is regretted that the one to General 
Lee delivered in Richmond in November, 1870, is not pi*e- 
served; *'An oration'', says Dr. Shepperd,'' worthy of Pericles 
has vanished and it is but one of a select company upon 
wthich a seal of immonlality should be wTought in strongest 

*ln all Mr. Davis' writings and speeches, art grace, 
fervor, patriotism blend into a golden harmony". 

Jefferson Davis married for his second wife, February 
28, 1845, Varina Banks Howell (born 1828, died 1908), 
daugihter of William Burr Howell, of New Jersey, and his 
wife Margaret Louisa Kemp Howell. William Burr Howell 
was a son of Major and Governor Richard Howell (born 
1752, died 1802), of New Jersey and his wife Keziah Burr 
Howell. Margaret Louisa Kemp s father was Oolcnel James 
Kemp, an Irish gentleman who came to America after the 
Emmett Rebellion. 

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named in honor of her mother's friend, Mrs. George Banks 
(Varina Staunton Banke), of Natchez, Mississippi. 

She married Jefferson Davis, February 28, 1845, at 
Briarfleld, which is still standing about a mile south of 
Naltchez on a bluff overlooking the river. The marriage 
records show the names Jefferson Davis, William B. How- 
ell, Varina Ho^^ell and the name of the officiaMng minister. 

Mrs. Davis, after the death of her husband, often 
signed her name "V. Jefferson Davis'', the "V", being the 
initial of "veuve", the French word for widow. This is a 
custom in the South, in New Orleans cuid Mobile regiona 
and in the Lower Mississippi country. Her signature when 
so shown means *'Widow Jefferson Davis" and not Varina 
Jefferson Davis as ntany historians stajte. One historian 
says her name was Varina Jefferson Howell. This is mani- 
festly a mistake. It is a very singular fact tha«t the records 
the Chancery Ck>urt of Vicksburg, Mississippi, show that 
she signed her will as Varina Jefferson Davis which must 
have been an inadvertance and could not have been correct. 
The proper legal signature for such a document would have 
been Varina Banks Howell Davis if she had signed her full 

Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell Davis had six chil- 
dren, namely: 

1 Samuel Emory Davis, who died in infancy. 

2 MargareJt Howell Davis. 

3 Jefferson Davis, who died unmarried. 

4 Joseph Evan Davis, who died young.. 

5 Varinia Ann Howell Jefferson Davis, died unmarried. 
Samuel Davis died in infancy. Jefferson Davis, junior, 

born 1858. died unmarried in 1878, in Memphis, Tennessee, 
a hero oi the yellow fever epidemic w^ich afflicted the 
South in 1878. 

Joseph Evan Davis, died in infancy. 

Varina Ann Howell Jefferson Davis was born in the 
White House in Richmond, in 1864. She was called 
Winnie and was adopted as the daughter of the Con- 
federacy. She died unmarried in 1898. 

Margaret Howell Davis married in 1877 Joel Addison 
Hiayes and had five children, namely : 

1 A son who died in infancy. 

2 Varina Howell Davis Hayes. 

3 Lucy White Hayes. 

4 Jefferson Davis Hayes. 

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Of the foregoing Varina Howell Hayes married Dr, 
Gerald Bertram Webb. Their children are: Varina Mar- 
garet Webb, Gerald Bertram Webb, junior, Frances Robina 
Webb, Eleanor Leila Constance Webb, Joel Addison Hayes 

Lucey White Hayes married George Bower Young. 
Their children are: Margaret Josephine Young, Harvey 
Young, George Oliver Young. 

Jefferson Davis Hayes, born 1884, was the first living 
son of Margaret H'owell Davis Hayes and Joel Addison 
Hayes. He was five years old when his grandfather, the 
Gfeat Southerner died. Standing by his grandfather's bier 
he heard some one say that the dead statesman left no one 
to bear his name. The boy proudly claimed that he was 'his 
grandfather's naimesake, which was of course quite true. 
The whole circumstance was explained to him and he in- 
sisted that he wanted to be named' for his grandfaither. 
The Bishop of Mississippi, who was present was deeply 
touched and in the presence of the family and close friends, 
he laid his hands, one upon the boy's head, the other upoa 
the cold forehead of President Davis and said: 

"I christen thee Jefferson Davis". 

The change of name was subsequently legalized by 
legislative enactment in three slates : Louisiana, Missssippi 
and Virginia. He uses his father's name with his own, 
Jefferson Hayes-Davis. He graduated from Princeton, 1907, 
and from Columbia as a mining engineer in 19H. He fol- 
lowed this profession in the Wesft for several years, and 
then settled at Colorado Springs as assistant cashier of the 
First National Dank of which his father was president. 

His first military experience was with the National 
Guard on the Mexican border, as a gunner in a batteiry of 
field artillery; and before his company was mustered out he 
was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant. On the fol- 
towing August the battery entered the Federal service, and 
al^ter a period of training was ordered abroad. The vessel on 
which he crossed the Atlantic was with the Tuscania when 
thai illfated ship met disaster; but it reached an Irish port 
in safety, and First Lieutenant Davis and his comrades 
crossed over to France in safety. As observation orfficer for 
his battery, it was his duty to go aloft in an anchored 


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balloon, watch the fire of his guns, and signal orders to 
the gunners. 

He married Doree Dewitt. They have two children : 
Jefferson Addison Hayes-Davis, and Harriet Adele Hayes- 

William Davis Hayes, son of Joel Addison Hayes and 

Margaret Howell Davis Hayes, married Elizabeth . 

They have two children, Elsie Hayes and William Davis 
Hayes, junior. 

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The Donaldson family came from Scotland where the 
name was spelled Donaldson. The name came from the 
Christian name, Donald. (Family Names and their Story, 
S. Baring Gould). In the early generations in this country 
i't was variously spelled Donaldson, Donalson, Donelson, 
Doneldson, Donolson and Donilson. (Virginia Militia in 
Wie Revolution, J. T. McAllister). Stockley, a son of Col. 
John Donelson, spelled his name several ways in signing 
legal uocuments. (Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee). 

Tne brothers, Col. John Donelson and William Donald- 
son, lounders of the family in Tennessee, used difife^'ent 
spellings. Most of the descendants of the former continue 
to us^e his spelling, Donelson, while the descendants of 
Wmiam use the original spelling, Donaldson, as used by 
him. In this article the compiler will endeavor to use the 
spelling adopted by the individiial. 

The Donaldson Coat-of-Arms, dated 1312, has the single 
word, **Promtus", as its motto. (Burke's General Armory). 

The emigre, John Donaldson, (whose father was John 
bonaldson of Scotland)^ came to America in 1716, and 
settled near Delaware Bay. At this time he owned his 
vessel and was engaged in the shipping business between 
America and London. It is said that his father and grand- 
father had been shippers. He married Gteitlierine Davies. 
diaughler of David Davies and Martha Thomas Davies of 
Virginia, (a sister of Samuel Davies, D. D., LL. D., third 
President of Princetown College, (1761-1766) after its re- 
organization). They had children: 

I Jolin Donelson II. 

II William Donaldson. 

III Andrew Donaldson. 

IV A daughter (name unknown), married Henry. 


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I Johe Donelson II (1720-1785) is said to have been 
born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He married Rachel 
Stockley, of Virginia, and had children: 

I Alexander Donelson, never married. 

II Oaitherine Donelson. 

III John Donelson III. 

IV Mary Donelson. 

V Jane Donelson. 

VI William Donelson 

VII Stockley Donelson. 

VIII Samuel Donelson. 

IX Severn Donelson. 

X Levin Donelson, never married. 

XI Rachel Donelson. 

XII Elizabeth Dondson. 

Colonel John Donelson II was a man of education and 
tichieved prominence in Virginia. "He was a burgess from 
Pi'Hsylvama County in assemblies of May 1769, 1769- 
1771, 1772-1774". (Virginia Biography. Tyler). Prior to 
ihe Declaration of Independence he was made colonel of his 
regiment of militia. (History of Tennessee. Putnam). He 
was appointed several times to negotiate treaties with 
Jindian tribes, and in each case was successful. He, with 
ttiree other men, surveyed the boundary between Georgia 
and NV)rth Carolina, wliieh, at tha-l time, ran west to the 
Mississippi River. (History of Tennessee. Haywood. His- 
tory of Kentucky. Butler). 

One of the most remarkable adventures undertaken in 
the settlement o-f the West was the voyage of the company 
of pioneers with Col. John Don-elson as com- 
mand'er, wiMch left the Watauga SeHlemeul, (Dec. 
22, 1789), traversed the Holeton, Tennessee, Ohio 
and Cuini'berland Rivers to French Lick, now Nash- 
ville, arriving on. April 24, 1780. Nearly two hundred 
persons made this remarkable voyage on flat boats, dug- 
outs and scows, traversing dangerous rapids land constantly 
surrounded by hostile Indians. In this company were his 
family and tne families of a number of men who, und^r 
James Robertson, had preceded them going overland 
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Col. Donelson's journal of the good boat, Adventure, 
forms an important chapter in all the histories of early 
Tennessee. Theodore Roosevelt says, in his Winning of 
the West, "Robertson's special partner was a man named 
John Donelsoii. The latter went by water and took a large 
party of immigrants, including all the women and children, 
down the Tennessee, and thence up the Ohio and Cumber- 
land to the Huff, or French Lick, a distance of more 
than two 'lihousand mil'es. Aonong them were 
Robertson's entire family and Donelson*s daughter Rachel, 
the future wife of Andrew Jackson, who missea by so 
naiiow a margin being mistress of the White House . . . The 
settlers who came by water passed through much greater 
pern and haraship (than the party, under Robertson which 
went overland). By a stroke of good fortune the journal kept 
by bonaldsoii, the leader of the expedition, has been pre- 
served. As with all the other recorded wanderings and ex- 
peditions of these back-woods adventurers, it must be re- 
memnered while this trip was remarkable in itself, it is es- 
pecially noteworthy because, out of many such, it is the 
only one of which we have a full account. . . . Donelson's 
flotilla, after being joined by a number of other boats, con- 
sisteo of some thirty craft fidl'told — flat boats, dug-outs, 
and canoes. There were probably two or three hundred 
peopW, perhaps many more, in the company. The chief 
boat, tne flagship of the flotilla, was the Adventure, a great 
scow, in which there were over thirty men, besides the 
families of some of them". Ramsey, in his Annals of Ten- 
aessee, says, 'The distance traveled on this inland voyage, 
by Col. Donelson, the extreme danger in every respect 
markb the expedition as one of the greatest achievements in 
the seifiemeiit of our western country". 

Finding French Lick surrounded by hostile Indians Col. 
Donelson moved to Kentucky, where he had large interests 
in land, ana reside^d there for a few years. Then, returning 
to Teiiiiessee, he located on a farm near what now is Nash- 
ville, where he lived until 1785, when he was shot from am- 
bush, oy an Indian, and killed. 

// Catherine Donelson 

Oafcherine Donelson was born in Pittsylvania County, 
Virginia. She married Qol. Thomas Hutohings and had 
children: (1) John Mutchings (married Mary Smith); (2) 
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di'i'lren : (a) Mary Oaltherine HuWhings who mamed Janies 
Murdiack; (b) Elizabeftfti A. Hutehings who married Andrew 

J. Coffee). (3) Lemuel HutehSngs (married Owen 

and '>*ad children: Alexander, Arthur, Stockley Donelson 
and two daughters, names unknown) ; (4) Christopher 
Hiitchings (married (1829) Louisa Ann Edwards and had 
child'ren: (a) Mary Hutch'ings wlio married John H. Cross; 
(b) ElizabeHh Cooke Butohings; (c) John Hutc'hings; (d) 
Frank Hutchlings, killed in Civil War; (e) Jackson Hutch- 
ings; (f) Fannie A. Hoitchings; (g) John Hutehings; (h) 
Stockley Hutchings; (i) William Hoitchings) ; (5) Rachel 
Donelson Huichlings (m^arried James Smith Rawlings) ; (6) 

Mary Hoitchdngs (married Small) (7) Jennie Haiteh- 

ings; (8) Thomas Hutchings; (9) Elizabeth Hutchings. 

/// John Donelson III 

III Jahn Donelson III (1755-1840) married (1779) Mary 
Purnell (1763-1848). Captain John Donelson III was born 
Jn Virginia, and his wife in Snow Hill, Maryland. They 
as bride and groom, made the trip from Watauga Settle- 
ment to French Lick, in 1779, on the "Adventure" in the 
Company commandea by his father. Colonel John Donel- 
son. They had children: 

1 Chesed, died in infancy. 

2 Tabitha Donelson, 

3 Alexander Donelson, 

4 John Donelson IV, (1787-1840), married (1823) Eliza 

5 Lemuel Donelson, 

6 Rachel Donelson, 

7 Mary Donelson, marrdd John Coffee, 

8 William Donelson, 

9 Elizabeth Donelson, 

10 Catherine Donelson, 

11 Chised Donelson, died in infancy, 

12 Stockley Donelson, 

13 Emily Donelson, 

2 Tabitha Donelson (1781-1854), married (1854) 
GeOTge Smith (1876-1849), and had children: (1) Mary 
Smith (1798-1853), who married (1826) LafayeWe Saunders, 
and had children : Augusta Saunders (1827-1898) , (married 
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King (married twice: First, Helen Ingersal; Second, 
JoeepMne Strickland) ; (b) Mary Saunders King (married 
(1890) L. P. Lastraj^e. Qhildren: Helen Lastrapse, who 
married Valentine King Irion, land had children: Mary 
OaroMne, Alfired King, Alice and Albert; Augusta Lastrapse, 
wlh'o married (1894) Walter Webb Duson, M. D., and had 
children: Walter, OaroHine and Donald McNaoigbton) ; (c) 
Nannie M. Kdng; (d) Aajgusita Saunders Kinig, (married 
lindsay Dunn Beale, (jurist). Ohildren: Lindsay Dunn 
Beale II; Augusta Beale, wQio married WilHam Mercer Hall, 
ajnd *iad children: William Mercer Hall II, Lindsay, and 
Minnie; Anna Mariah Beale, wQik> married (1911) Gordon 
Bakewell Golson, and had cWldren : Lindsay and Gordon 
Bakewell Goison II; Thomas Bufnng»ton Beale, who m^- 
ried(1911) Jennie Mimson, and had a chidd, William Riuf- 
fln; John E. K. Beale; Robert George Beale; Phoebe L. 
Beale; Helen Beale; Lafayette Saunders Beale); Tabitha 
Saunders, married (1852) Andrew S. Herron. CJhild: Ma.y 
Saunders Herron, who married Oharies Cecil Bird, and had 
dhildren: Andirew Herron, Oharles Cecil Bird II, Tho-mas 
Bufflngtonand Mary) ; (2) SaJMe Smith (1801-), who mar- 
ried Thonias Waitsion, and had children: (a) Winifi^ed 

Scott Watson, (married Sdlicfield) ; (b) Harriet 

Watson married twice: Firsit, Orville Gage; Second, 
Jaimes Douglas, dhildiren by second htusbeind: Noel and 
Lulia) ; (c) George Smith Watson, (married Itwice : Chil- 
dren Thomas and Mary Jane) ; (d) TabiOha Wat&on, (mar- 
ried {Dwice: First, Gordon; Second, Miller. 

Three Ohildren by first hoisband) ; (e) Margaret Wati^om, 

(married Dunn. Children : Mary Lee, Harry Smith 

and Sallie); (3) Tabitha Smith (1803-1849), wtho married 
(1821) Anselm D. Bugg, and had children: (a) George S. 
®ugg; (b) Samiuel Bugg; (c) Mary Saunders Ekigg, (mar- 
ried (1850) William Murray. Children: Riufus Saunders 
Murray, who married Minnie Milte, and *had ohildren: 
Samud, Mary, (who marrde'd James Smithy and had chil- 
dren: Minnie Lou (married Phillips), another 

dteuughlter and two sons) ; John Dean, Cloe Mills and Wil- 
liaan; Anslem Bugg Murray, who married Theda Bland 
Pit2*ifugli, and had children: Mary Ettla, Theda Bland, 
Pitahugh and Katie Trousdale; William Murray; George 
Sttnlth Murray; John Amifield Murray; Anna Murray, who 
married M. T. Carlwrighrf, and 'had children: Murray Ans- 
lem, Mary Armfteld and MjTa Eugenia) ; (d) Emily Don- 


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elsan Bugg; (4) Harry Smi'th (1806-1888), Who marr-ied 
(1859) Sallie Sypert, and had children: (a) Tabrlha Don- 
elson Smith; (b) N'annie Smi^Bi, (married (1880) Horatio 
Berry. Ghdldren : Harry SmJ Ih Berry, Who married Georgia 
Knox, and hiad children : Kaltherine Knox and Nancy; Jane 
E. Berry, wlho married Oharles E. Buntin, and' had ohildren : 
Charles Er^in, Rachel Oaigii^ad', Horatio Berry and Wil- 
liam ; Emma Horatio Berry, Who mamied W. A. Bryan, M. 
D., and had children: Ann, Elizabeth and Allen; Sarah 
Crosby Berry; Julius Trousdale Berry, who m«arried Grod 
Cbrneil); (5) Elizabeth Smith; (6) Jane Smith (1818-), 
wiho married John J. Wherry, aind haxi ohildren: (a) 
Tabitha Wherry, (married Alexand^er Cowan (a miinister of 
•tihe Gospel), and had children: Sarah, and Jiane whio mar- 
ried David C. Kelly) ; (b) John Whenry; (c) Emily Wherry; 
(d^ William WTierry; (e) H«orry Wherry, (married Gelia 
Willis "i ; (f) George 'Wherry ; (g) Augiisia Wherry^, (mar- 
ried William Hamilton) ; (Jh) Daniel Wherry,, (married 
Siisie Knox). 

5 Lemuel DonelsoTi(1789-1832)married Elizabetih White, 
(daughter of Judge Hugh Lawson White) and had chil- 
dren: (1) John Donelson V (married Kate Allen. Children: 
Joibn Donelson VI and Lem'uel Dondson II) ; (2) Pheriba 
White Donelson (married Harper Sheppard). 

6 Rachel Jackson Donelson (1791-), who married 
(1809) William Eastin, and had dhildren: (1) Mary 
EastSn, who married (1832) Lucius Polk, and had children: 
(a) Sarah Rachel Polk, (married (1855) Robina Cadwalla- 
der Jones. Ohildren: Mary Polk Jones, who inarriid 
(1877) Duncan Brown Oooper, and had c^'ild^en: Sarah 
(aiiarried Lucius Buroh, M. D. Child, John C), William, 
Robin Jones (married Eva Lee Smith), Mary Polk, (mar- 
ried Beverly R. Wilson. Ohildren : Mary and Beverly) and 
Duncan Brown C?ooper II (married Dorothy Cnowe) ; Re- 
becca Edward Jones; Robin Jones; Sarah Polk 
Jones, wQio married (1888) James C. Bradford, and had 
children : Sarah Polk and Thomas; Lucy Green Jones, who 
married (1888) Stanley Bell Hemdon, and had children: 
Robin C. Jones, Virginia, Rebecca and Lucy) ; (b) Mary 
Drown Polk, Married (1858) Henry Clay Yealman. Chil- 
dren : Mar>^ Eastin Yeatman, wfho married Thomas Shep- 
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Jane and Lucia Polk) ; (c) Emily Donelson Polk, (married 
(1860) J. Minnick Williiams. Qhildsren: Harry, Who mar- 
ried Louise Piidier, Emily, Lucius Polk, Minnick, Anna 
Fassman, Eliza Polk €uid PriciJla Sh^elby Williams, who 
marrie'd G. W. Briggs, and' "had a son, Geor^ge Shelby) ; (d) 
William Polk, (married Rebecca M'ayis) ; (e) Eliza Eastin 
Polk; (f) Frances Ann Polk, (married (1866) Edward 
Dillon. Children: Eid^var'd Dillon, who married Susan S. 
PendMon, and' had children : Ed^ward, Edmoindi P., Mary 
Unity, William Polk and Susan; James Royal Dillon; 
Lucius Polk Diliton, who mamed Mary Evelyn Morton, and 
had a child, Lucius Polk Dillon II; Jotin Ounning'h'am 
Dillon, wfhio married May McCtung Childress; Eliza Polk 
Dillon, w*ho married Robert SeH>tt Spilknan, and had chil- 
dren: Frances. Polk and Robert Soott (twins), and Edward 
D.;FVances Polk Dillon; Frances CJunningham Dillon); (g) 
Susan Rebecca Polk, (man^ied (1866) Geiorge Campbell 
Brown. Children : Lucius Polk Brown, who married twice : 
First, Jessie Roberts; Second, Susan Kafflierine Massey. 
Child by first wife, Jesse Roberts ; Second, Susan Katherine 
Massey. Child by first wife, Campbell Hiixley Brown. Chil- 
dren by second wife : Susan Massey Polk, Lazinka and 
Lucia; Ewell Ridhard Brown, who married Mabel Lee; 
George Caimpbell Brown II; Percy Brown, who married 
Gerirudie Plunket, and had a son, Jaimes Pliunkettt; Lazinka 
Oampbe'll Brown) ; (h) George Washingibon Polk, (married 
(1885) Jane Jack&on. Children: Kate, George, Jane aaid 
Harrys;) (2) Eliza Eastin; (3) Sus^ie E^astin; (4) Rachel 
Bas»lin, who married (1842) Ridhard 0. Ouirey, M. D., and 
had child*ren : Robert, and Mary who married William 
WTiorton, and had dhildren : Sadie, Mary, Williaim, Richard 
and Anniie; (5) John Donelson Bas'tin (1820-), who married 
(1848) Atmanda Galloway, and had ohild'ren: (a) Rosa 
Eastin, (married (1875) Hyder Ali Bedon, M. D. Children: 
Eva, (wttio married Frank Pitltman, and had one child, 
Rosa), Susie, Tulia D., (married William Hunt Buir^ess, 
M. D. Qhiid!ren, Sarahs and Susan) , Hyder and Richard^ ; 
(b) James Eastin; (c) Mary Polk Easltin, (married (1868) 
William Liltlefleld. Children: ElizaberQi, (who married 
Bmce Buckner, and had children: MaTy, Sadie, Bruce, 
Elizabeth, Henry and IsabeHe), John, Preston, William and 
Frank) ; (d) Susian Amanda Eastin, (married George E. 
Purvis. Childl-en: Rachel (marriedi Richard Snyder, M. U.'i, 
M^'ry (married G D. Andfrews, and had children : George 
and WaUer), Easttn, Susie find Envily). 


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7 Mary Donelson (1793-1871), mapried (1809) John 
Coffee (1772-1833). (General John Ctoffee took part in the 
Greek War and' was in the Balttle of N^ew Orle»ans). They 
had children: (1) Mary Donelson Goffee (1812-1839), who 
married Andrew Hutehings, and had children: Mary, John 
Goffee, Ooffee, and Andrew; (2) John Donelson Goffee (1815- 
1837), who mamed Mary Narcissa Brahaai, and had one 
child, John Donelson Goffee II, who married Sallie Ruffln 
Tucker, and had children: (a) Mary Percy Goffee, (married 
Frederick H. Long. Child, Harry Lonjg) ; (b) Sarah Donel- 
son Goffee; (3) Elizaberth Griaves Coffee; (4) Andrew Jack- 
son Goffee (1819-1891), who married Elisjabeth Htuil6hings, 
and had children : (a) Kate Goffee, (married Charles J. Mc- 
Dougal. Ohil'dren : Katherine Ooffee McDooigial, who mar- 
ried Qarpenter Gorges, had child, Mary; Elizabe»ffh Goffee 
McDougal, who marriedi Sluart Cooper, and had children: 
Elizabeth, Stuart, Kale and Elizabeth Stuart; Oaroline 
Marian McDougal, whio amarried Jo^hn Land Neilson, and 
had children : Caroline McDougal and Mary Gharlesworth ; 
Doaigl«is Gafisel McDou'gal, wflho married Sabina Wood 
Wallits, and had children: Dooiglas and David Stockton) ; 
(b) Su&an Goffee, (married Lew^is G. Heilner. One child, 
Katti^erine, w(ho married Ray Strath McDona;ld, and had one 
dhild, Rlay SUrath McDonald II) ; (c) Frank La-rned Goffee, 
(married twice: Firs*, Posey Beauregard Green; Second, 
Blanch Marie Elizabeth Pifcard. Ghildt<en by flrsit wife : An- 
drew Jackson Ooffee and Elizabeth Hutehings Goffee who 
married Robert Navarre Gorbalay. Ohildren : Carroll 
Douglas Marion and Robert Navarre Gorbalay, and had chil- 
dren: Oarroll Douglas Marion and Robert Navarre Gorba- 
lay II and had chSliren: Theadore, Robert and Carroll. 
Ohildren by second wif k iHanirhe Marie, Catherine Copley, 
Dorothy Pitard and Evelyn Mercedtes; (d) John Goffee; 
(e) Andrew Jackson (Joffee; '^fj Mary Elizabeth Goffee: (g) 
StocMey Hfuitchings Goffee; (h) Ellen Posey Coffee; (i) 
Andrew Jackson Goffee, (married twice: Firs-t, Edith Hin- 
ton: Second, Ellen Lenore Muffley. Ghild by first wife, 
Luen Pope. Ghild by second wife, Lenore Jackson) ; (5) 
Alexander Donelson Goffee(1821-1901), who married twice: 
First. Ann Eliza Sioss ; Second, Mrs. Oamilla Madden Jones. 
Ohila by flrsit, Mary Goffee, married twice: First, Ed- 
ward AsbuTy O'Neall; Second', William Parke Campbell. 
Qhild by first husband, Edward, who married Julia C(unper, 
and had childlren: EkiVard, Camper and Amelia; (6) Rachel 
Jackson Goffee (1823-1892), wh^o married .\lexander Jack- 
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Jackson Dyas who married Annie Lamar Ourry, ajid had 
children: Raidhel Jackson, Hammond Ourry, Alexander 
Jackson Dyas II and John Coffee; (7) Kahliorine HaiTiet 
Ooffee; (8) Emily Ctoffee; (9) WiWiam Coffee (1830-1903), 
who miairied Virginia Malone, and had one child, Maiy 
Donelson who married Ohajples Albert Nye, and bad cliil- 

djpen: (a) Virginia Coffee Nye, (imarried Irvine^; 

(b) Anna Rogers Nye; (c) Charles Albert Nye If; (10) 
Josiia Coffee. 

9 Elizabeth Dondson (1796-) married John C. McLe- 
mow, and had childt^n: (1) Mary McLamore (married 
Monroe Walker, M. D. Child: Elizabeth Walker, wtoo mar- 
ried Andrew Jackson Hiays, a cousin) ; (2) Caltheirine Mc- 

Lemore (married Ghols»!lon. Child: Josephine Ghol- 

ston, who married Rjobept Boitler Hays, a cousin, and had 
children : Andl^w, William, Joseph and Willoaighby) ; (3) 
John G. McLemore II (mairied Sallie Lane. Had several 
children, one of Whom is John C. McLemore III). 

10 Catherine Donelson (1799-1836), mamed James 
Glasgow MarWn, and had children: (1) Elizabeth 
Martin, who married twice. N»o descendants; (2) James 
Glasgow Martin II, (1823-1904), who married (1851) Mary 
Donelson, (daughter of Daniefl Smith Donelson and Mar- 
garet! (Branch) Donelson). They had chi'ldlren: (a) Mar- 
garet Branch Martin, (mamed twice: Pirstt, James M. Grif- 
fice; Second, Andrew Watson. Children by first husband: 
James H. Qriffice II, who married (1907) EsteWe McLauig'h- 
lin, and had children: James Martin, and Branch Gordon 
and VioKne (twins) ; Branch Donelson Grillice, who mar- 
ried Gena Sollaim; David Dismukes Griiffice, who manried 
(1903) Maidie Lemuman, and had children; Ruth, David. 
La\^Ten«ce and Marrin ; John Sh^ite Griffice, whio maariea 
(1900) Lucy Vance Harmon, and had children : John Fay and 
Ada; Anrew Jackson Grifflco, wiho married (1907) Jennie 
Bininer; Mary E. Griffice; Hi'llman Griffice); (b) Daniel 
Donelson Martin, (married (1886) Fanny Level Spears. 
Ohildren : William Lee, Mary Woodfalk, fela Victoria and 
Charles Spears) ; (c) Katherine Martin; (d) Elizabeth Mar- 
tin; (e) Nannie Greenway Martin, (married (1885) William 
Les^lie FranMin. Children: Mary Doneteon Franklin, who 
married (1906) William Hugh Blackwood, and had chil- 
dren : William Hug9i Blackwood II and Mary Leslie ; Lucelia 
Douglas Franklin, who married (1905) Joseph E. Johnson 
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II; Emily Cuprey Franklin, who nwirried (1915) Walker 
Pendleton; Isaac Douglas Franklin; Willia^m Leslie Frank- 
lin; Rebecca Dondson Franldin) ; (f) Jmnes Glasgow Mar- 
tin III, (married (1898) Jane Woodruff. Gttiild're'n: Annie 
May, Mary Donelson and Jane Elizab€<th) ; (3) Catherine 
Donelson Martin; (4) Mary Donelson Martin ((1818-1860), 
w^ho married Robert Brownlee Currey, and tiad one cbild, 
Mary^ Elizabeth Cunrey, (married Will'iaim Fox. CBiildren: 
Mary ElizabeFth, Trescott, Robert R., Lewis, Marfton Albert 
and Henry); (5) Emily Done-lson Martin (1825-1892), Who 
martried (1846) George Washington Ourrey and had chil- 
dren: (a) Mariin Ourtrey, (marked (1879) Dora Sawyers) ; 

(b) Mairy Clemenltina Currey, (married (1870) Duncan 
Robertson Dorras. Children: Duncan Robertson Dorris II, 
who married (1899) Elizabelth Bryan, and had one child, 
CaJlherine Hairdy; George Preston Dorris, who married 
(1899) Edith Jenkins, and had children: Emma May, 
George Preston Dorris II and Duncan Krenning; Lewis Ran- 
dolph Dorris, who married (1905) Augusta Donelson, and 
had children: Margareit and Lewis Randolph Dorris II; 
Andrew Currey Dorris) ; (c) Robert Brownlee Ourrey. 
(married (1884) Elizabeth Norton. Children: Robenl 
Brownlee Currey II, Bradley Norton, Georfge Washington, 
EHzabe*h (married Charles LeSueur Corneliais), Jennie 
Gray, Sarah Elmira and Browndee) ; (d) Jennie Gray Cur- 
rey; (e) Andrew Donedson Currey; (f) Keite Sumpter Cur- 
rey; (g) George Ringold Currey. (mlarried Lillie McCarthy) ; 
(h) Preston Currey; (6) Rachel Jackson Marltin; (7) John 
Donelson Marlin, who married (1857) Rosalie Adiella White, 
and had children: (a) John Donelson Martin II, (married 
( 1882) Mary Walker Hul'l. Children : John Donelson Mar- 
tin III, who married* (1909) Savi'lla Driver, and had a son, 
John Donelson Martin IV; Mary Clayton Mantlin, w^ho mar- 
ried (1909) Paris R. Russell) ; (b) Clark White Martin; (8) 
Andrew Jackson Martin, Who married three ifcimes: First, 
Elizabeth Pris^toe; Second, Anna Harris; Third, (1869 » 
Rosalie Addla Martin, nee White, the widk)w of his brother, 
John Donelson Martin. By his firs* wife he had children: 
(a) Thomas FYistoe Martin, M. D., (married Lola Long, 
Children: Hazel, Martina and Venoy) ; (b) Robert Martin; 

(c) Catherine Martin. Children by his third wife : (d) Mary 
Martin, (married (1898)) William F. Pro^t. Children: Wal- 
ker E. and William P.) ; (e) And^w J. Martin; (f) Shelton 
White Martin; (g) Rosadella Martin, (married (1907) 
Heiskeli Weatherford. Ohild^ren: Mary and Joseph Heis- 
kell) ; (9) Ann Hardy Martin. 


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12 St'ockley Donelson (1805) imarried (1828) Phila Ana 
Lawrence (1809-1852), and had ohildl^en: (1) John PiirneM 
Donelson; (2) Laura Ann Donelson (1833-1894), raarri^ 
W. J. Wade. Ohildren: (a) Mary Emily Wade, (mar- 
ried Robert W. Thompson. Children: Laura and Malhew 
Neil); (b) Matilda H^enderson Wade, (married Albert 
Hadley. GhiWren: Albert, Wadie, Caroline, Laura 
and Howard; (c) Caroline Wade (twin of 
Ma)iilda Henderson, married David Burke Dismoikes. Ohil- 
tfren: David, Susie and Stockley) ; (d) Stoekley Donelsou 
Wade, married Nettie Tiu'iiley. Children: Ednelia, William 
Jaanes, NKtie and Susie) ; (e) Levi Lawson Wade, (mar- 
ried Uzziedean Kennedy. Children: Lizziedeam, Laura and 
Caroline); (f) Laura Medora Wade, (married John Boyd 
Hayes. Children: Joihn Boyd Hayes II, Susie, Laura, and 
Lawrence) ; (g) John Lawrence Wade, (married Ociavia 
Weaver. Child: JoJhn); (h) Susie Wade; (i) WilHam 
Jams Wadj II); (3)Wdlliafln Stockley Donelson (1835- 
1895) (married twice: First, Alice Ewin; Second 
Medora Wade Smith. Children: (a) Mary Elizabeth Donel- 
son (1882-), who married Edward R. Dabney, (b) John. 
Donelson VII (1874-), who married Bettie M. Hooper; (c) 
Alice E. Donelson (1876-1891); (d) Wena E. Donelson 
(1880-), who married Thomas Goodall; (e) Phila Ann Don- 
elson (1887-), who marri(*J Nisbel Hamibaug-h) ; (4) Mary- 
Emily Donelson (1837-), (married twice: First, Joseph E. 
Hoddiie; Second, WilKam B. Walton. Child by first bus- 
band; (a) Laura Annie Boddie, (married (1880) Mom Ham- 
mond Slliarpe. Children: Mary, Catherine, Mora an< 
Laura), (^hildron by s;^coud 'husband: (b) Emily Wallon,. 
iinuvifMl J(?eph M.uin Ff.rd. Children: Charles, William^ 
L wis, Lucien, Eugene, J()S(^j)h and Ida); (c) Carolina 
Wall.' n (manifd Aiulrew Arlhur Adlams. Child, Arthur 
Ad; {d) Alie* WaK'nii; (f*; Fannie Wal'!.on; (f) Daisy 
\\'arino, (niarri.Hi \A'iilliaiu Miller IHsmaikes. Child. Joha 
l>iM:unkvS)); (5) Lawn are Don.'lstui (1845-65); (6) Caro- 
lina Minnrva Dun; Lst n, w'iio married AKivd Gibson Merritt^ 
and had children: Annie LavvriMice, Alfred Gibson Merritt 
II (married l)(uiida Turner), Su^ckiey Donelson (married Logue), Ida J(>hnsi)n and Lawrence. 

13 Emily Donelson (1807-1836) married Andrew Jack- 
son Donelson. son of Samuel Donelson and Mary (Smith) 
Don 'Ison. Children under 'he father, Andrew Jacksoa 
Di n:dson. 

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elect appointed Major Andrew Jackson Donelson his 
private secretary, and invited Mrs. Donelson to officiate as 
Mistress of the White House. 

**She was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, and 
educated at the old Academy, in Nashville. Of rare per- 
sonal loveliness and splendid intellect, no expense or care 
was spared t?o fW her for the high position she was destined 
to fill in society. Though her childhood was spent in what 
wsjS then called the *backwood's', it was not passed in 
obscurity for her close rela'tionship with Mrs. 
Andrew Jackson, the public prominence of her near rela- 
tions. Generals Smith, Coffee and H'ays, and the wealth 
and high standing of hti lather, early made her familiar 
with camps and crowds, and developed that courtly grace 
and ease of manner for which she was afterwards so pre- 
eminent .... Her tact and grace contribu«ted much to render 
General Jackson's term such a brilliant epoch in American 
history". (The Ladies of the White House, Holloway). 

IV Mary Donelson 

IV Mary Donelson nwirried Jdhn GalTrey. They lived 
iin New Orleans, Louisiana, and had children: (i) Joffer- 
:Son Qaffrey, (2) Duuedson GafTpey who married Lydia Mur- 
phey, and had one son, Uondson CafTrey II, who marrie»d 
(1869) Beifhia Richardson, and had chii-drtMi: (a) Donol- 
ison Gaflfrey III, (married Martha Taylor. Children: 
Katherine, Martin, Bethia Oonels^dn CafTrey IV, Mary 
Louise, Emma, St John Liddell and John Taylor) ; 
(b) Frank Riehardbon Gall'rey; (c) Ralph P]arle Gaffrey 
(married Letice Deenir. ChildiTu: Letice Eula'lie, Frank 
Richardson and Earle Deenir) ; (d) John Murphy 
Gaffrey, (married Mary Frere. Children: John Murphy 
Donelson Thomas and Mary) ; (e) Gertrude Gaffrey, (mar- 
ried Henry Haywood Glassie. Ghildi^n : Donelson Gaffrey, 
Gertrude and Henry Havwood' Glassie II); (f) Bethia 
Gaffrey; (g) St. John Liddell Gaffrey; (h) Charles Smith 
Gaffrey, (married Cora Nell Hunt. Child, Cora Nell); (i) 

EdAvard Gaffrey; (3) Jane Gaffrey; (4) Geffrey, who 

married VanDorn, and hiad childiren: (a) Earle 

VanDorn, (General in Confederate Army during War Be- 
tween the States) ; (b) Aaron VanDorn; (c) Jane VanDorn. 

(married Vertner. Child, who married 

M. D. Leonard;) (d) VanDorn, (married 

Lacy) ; (5) Nancy Gaffrey, who married' Jo'hn Jenkins, M. 


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D., and had childivn: Elizabeth Majors, Mary Donolson, 
John Jenkins II ('had a son John Jenkins III), Nancy 

Rachel, Sophia VanDoni (married McGarreHi, 

William Banks and Donelson Gaffrey; (6) Oaffrey (a 

daugh'ter who married Walker^ and !had a son, T. C. 

Walker; (7) Mar>' CafTrey, who Tnarrieid John Khox, and had 
childTen : William L. Knox and Sarah Knox, who married 
George Was-hingfon Sevier (see Sevier Family, Notable 
Southern Families, Vol. I, p. 201) and had children: (a) 
Mary Kate Sevier, (piarried Robert Joseph Shields Dunbar. 
Ghildren: Nannie Bell who married CSnarles P. Kanning, 
and Robert Shields Dunbar II) ; (b) Andrew Jaok&on Se- 
vier, (married Golumbia Elizabeth Dobyns. Children: 
Sallie Knox, Golumbia Simpson (who married William H. 
U'tz, and had one c'hild, Merrick). Andrew Jackson Sevier 
II (married* Mary Day, and had one dhild, Andrew Jackson 
Sevier III^, Annie Ghampe (married Joseph Agee, and had 
a child. (]urtis), Jennie A^f^rfner (married T. Fred Young, 
and had one child, Elizabeth), Mary Kate (married 
W. T. Ward. Ghildren, William Henry, Kathryn and 
Louise) and Ada E. (married A. G. Williamson)) ; (c) Jane 
Vertner Sevier, (\niarried twice: First, Geoi*ge Glark; Second, 
Adolphus Watson Harris. Child by first husband, George 
Sevier Clark; Chilct by second husband, Sadie Knox Harris^ 
who married George Henry Sager) ; (d) Eliza Sevier, (mar- 
ried William E. Jeffries.' Children: Evan Shelby, Mary 
Dunbar, Wilhaju T. Jefferies II and George Sevier. 

r Jane Donelson 

V Jane Donelson married (1787) Colonel Robert Hays, 
who was born in Scotland. On coming to America h(^ 
located ait Nashville, later at Havsville, Tennessee. Thev 
had children: (1) Stockley Donelson Hays (1788-1831), 
who married Lvd'ia (Lyda) Bnller, and had a child named 
Richard Jacksiin Hays- (1822-1899), who married (1847) 
Sarah Ann Ballon, and had one child, Stockley Donelsoji 
Hays ( 1852- 1 905 V, who married (1876) Ida Gertrnd<e Sli»- 
vali, and had children: (a) Katherine Stovall Hays (1877-), 
(married (1898) James Ernest Edenton. One child, James 
Ernest Edenton II (1909)) ; (b) Richard Hartwell Hays; (c) 
Sarah Ballon Hays (1884-), (married (1903) Edwin Smith- 
son Rogers. One child, Edwin Smithson Rogers II (1905-) : ; 
(do Margan^-t Angelyn Hays, married (1911) James P. Mc- 
Millin; (e) Ida.GeHrude Ha\-s (1889-), (married (1911) 

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Reuben H. Soott) ; (f) Eleanor Donelson Hays (1891-), 
(married (1919) Elbert S. Stegall. One diild, Elbert S. 
Stegall II (1920-)) ; («) Stockley Donelson Hftys; (h) Henry 
DonelsonHays (1897-) ; (2) Marthia Hiays (1791-1856), who 
mapried William Butler, M. D.; (3) Williaim Hays; (4) 
Sajmuel Jackson Hays (1800-1865), who married (1829) 
Frances Middleton, and had child^n : (a) Andrew Jackson 
Hays (1830-1878), (married ElizabeKh Walker, a cousin. 
Children: Samuel Jackson Hays II; James Walker Hays 
(-1862), (miairied Minnie Bolster, and Wad children : James 
Walker Hteiys II, Mary, Daniel S., Frances, Mildired and 
George) ; John McLemore Hays, (married Mary Gregory,, 
and h€ui children: Joseph Gregory, Ida Myrtle (married 
James E. M. White. One child', Dorris White), John Mc- 
Lemore Hays II)); (b) Mary Hays; (c) James Hays; (d) 
Rachel Jackson Hays; (e) Elizabeth Hays; (f) Frances La 
Motte Hays(-1891), married twice: First, Walter Preston, no 
issue. Second, Lucius Battle, M. D., and <had children : 
WaHer Preston and Pickney) ; (g) Robert Butler Hays 
(1840-1909), (married Josie Gohlsrton. Children: Andrew 
William, Joseph and Willoughby) ; (h) John Middleton 
Hays (1843-), (married (1869) Sallie Parker Ganithers. 
Children : John Middleton Hay II. Frances Caruthers (mar- 
ried (1892), James Caruthers, Samuel J. (married (1904), 
Musi(iora McCorry (married (1902), Stoddert, Mary 
Caruthers, Florence Parker (married' (1902), Elinor Vir- 
ginia (-1909) and Trimble Middleton) ; (i) Samrnel Jackson 
Hays; (j) Martha Hays; (k) Rebecca Hays; (1) Lydia 
Hays; (m) Patricia Hays; (5) Rachel Hays, w4io married 
Robert Buitler; (6) Narcissa Hays; (7) Mary Hays; (8) 
Elizabeth Hays, who married Robert I. Chesiler. 

VI William Donelson 

VI William Donelson married (1796) Charily Dickinson^ 

and had children: (1) Mary Donelson, (married Dr. 

Hamblen); (2) Severn Donelson, (married Mary Sampson^ 
and had children: George, William and Rachel) ; (3) Jacob 
Donelson (1801-), who married (1825) Agnes Sampson, and 
had children: (a) Martha Donelson (1826-1871), ( married 
six times. By second husband, Thomas Patton, she had one 
child, William; By »her fifth husband, Edward Litllebridge, 
she had children: Edward Litllebndge II and William 
Terry); (b) William Alexander Donelson (1828-1882), 
(married (1850) Laura Beaty. Children; David Agnes. 
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John Coffee Donelson; (e) George Sampson Donelson; (f) 
Aignes Charily Donelson (1835-1875), ( married Liewitt 
Clinton Thompson. Children: Odeneal, who married 
Joseph H. Bishop, and had Sarah) ; (g) Jacob Dickerson 
Donelson (1837-), (married Mary Smitti; (h) Andrew Jack- 
son Donelson; (i) James K. Polk Donelson; (j) Robert M. 
Biirton Donelson; (4) Marthia Donelson (1809 1873), who 
married twice: First, Robert M. Burton; Second, Paul An- 
derson. Children by first husband: (a) Elizabeth (Charity 
Burton (1827-), (married Ralph Martin. Children: Robert 
Martha, William Burton, Sallie Walker (married J. P. 
Eastman, andl ?iad one child, Marion), Teonple 0. Harris 
(miarried Bessie Williamson, and had children : Marguerite 
Kirkpatrick and Temple 0. Harris II). Minnie Nelson (mar- 
ried Judge W. A. Roane, grancteon of Governor Koane, of 
Tennessee, and had cJhdldren: Bessie Donelson, Temple, 
Ralph, Archibald, Ena Alice, Mary Frost, Minnia, Gladys, 
James and) Evelyn) ; Martha Donelson Martin (marrfed 
Henry E. Williams, and had children: Percy Warner, 
Henry E. Williams IT, Ralph Martin, Burton Heath, Thelma 
Burton, William and Robert Burton), Ralph Martin, (mar- 
ried Alexander Wythe Whitaker, and had children; Alex- 
ander Wythe Whifitaker II and Ralph)) ; (b) William Don- 
elson Burton (1829-), married Minnie (or Mary) Nelson 
Children: John Nelson Burton, who married Daisy Wade; 
Sallie Burton, who married W.. E. Drake; Robert Burton; 
William Donelson Burton;) (c) Andrew Jackson Burton 
(1831-1862), (married Caroline (or Fanny) Smith. One 
child, Geor^ Washingfbon) ; (d) Robert Moalgomcy fla- 
ruthers Burton (1834-), (married Jennie Vogeme. (Chil- 
dren: Beulah, Cornelia, Robert Mon^-gomery and Nora)^ 
(5) Elizabeth Hays Donelson, who married Robert A. Bur- 
ton, and hadi children: (a) Martha Burton; (b) Mary M. 
Burton, (married (1867) John M. Williams. Ghildi^n: 
Josiah Burton Williams, wiho married Kiftie C. Cunning- 
ham, and had children : John Maxey, Walton, Mary Burton 
and Josi'aih Burton Williams II; Robert Percy Williams, 
who married Mary Phillips, and had one chiM, Robert 
Percy Williams II); (c) Alfred M. Burton; (d) William 
Burton; (e) Emma G. Burton; (f) Ellen S. Burton (married 
Hugh M. McAdoo. Ghild-ren: Mary Elizabeth (married F. 
E. Goilick. One child), H^gb, Porter (married A. Ander- 
son), Alfred H. and Mary Burton) ; (6) Milberry Donelson, 
(married John McGregor. Children : (a) Martha McGregor, 
who married Temple 0. Harris, no issue; (b) Mary Mc- 


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Gi»egor( 1826-1904) who married Golonel Patrick Anderson, 
and had children: Times Anderson; Lovie Anderson; (mar- 
ric»»d Garmott Cobb, and hud children; Lila. Cobb who mar- 
ried Selh Gordan, Joe Cobb, and Gaii^no^fct Ashley Gobb) ; 
Berry Anderson; Paul Anderson; Edgar Poe Anderson; 
4)onelson Anderson; Lady AndJ&rson, (married Temple 
Bowling. OMldi*en: Temple BowMng and Ellie 

Bowling who niairried Barnes, and had 

two sons); Sallie Erskine Anderson; (c) Flowers Mc- 
Grt^gor, who nmrried Pannie Roane, no issue; (d) Donel- 
son McGregor, who never married. He was a colonel la 
the Confederate Army and was killed at the Battle of Mur- 
freesbopo; (e) Andrew McGregor, who served in the Con- 
federate Army as Captain of the Fourth Tennessee Cavalry, 
married Eudora Anderson, and had children: John Mc- 
Gregor; Horde McGregor who married D. A. McKnight, and 
had one child, Paul; Andrew McGregor; Paul Brit ton Mc- 
Gregor: Leonard McGregor wtiomarried Edward A. Barbour 
and had children: McGregor, Edward and Mary Ellis; 
Temple Harris McGregor who married Nellie Herndon, and 
had ch'ild'ren: Douglass McGregor, ^and Mardotta; Eudora 
McGregor; Graeme McGregor who married Rutledge Smith 
and had children: Albert Perrine, McGregor and Dollie; 
Sallie Ashe McGregor, Frank Monroe McGregor and Dewit/t 

McGregor, M. D.; (f) Milberry McGregor, (married 

McKissack, and had a daugliter, Mollie) ; (8) Andrew Jack- 
son Donelson (1815-), \vho married twice: First, 

Nelson; Second, Neilson. He had children: (a) 

Catherine Donelson, (married Ellis) ; (b) Alice 

Donelson, (married McFadden) ; (c) Louisa Donel- 
son, (married Grichlow. Children: James and a 

daughter who married Jake Boyles) ; (d) Williaim Donel- 
son; (e) John Donelson; (f) Andrew Donelson, (married 
Mrs. Robert Burton. Children: And'rew Jackson Donelson 

II, and a daughter who anarried Crutchert, and had 

a son, Andrew J. Donelson) ; (g) Elizabe^th Donelson, mar- 
ried Lewen) ; (h) Mamie Dondson, (married 

Breau. One child, ATlie) ; (i) Sallie Donelson; (9) Rachel 
Donelson; (10) Alexandler S. Donelson; (11) William 
Donelson II. 

VII Stockley Donelson 

VII Stockley Donelson married Elizabeth Martin, nee 
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T7// Samuel Donelson 

VIII Smnuel Donolson (-1802) married (1797) Mary (or 
Polly) Smith, and had children: 
i Andrew Jackson Donelson, 

2 Daniel Smith Donelson, 

3 John Donelson, died young. : 
1 Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) married twice: 

First, Emily Donelson, daughter of John Donelson and 
Mary (Purnell) Donelson; Second, Elizabeth Anderson 
Randolph nee Martin, (daughter of James Glasgow Martin 
and Katherine (Donelson) Martin), a niece of his first wife. 

Andrew Donelson graduated at the U. S. Military 
Academy. While Second Lieutenant, Engineers, he served 
as Aidt-de-Camp to General Andrew Jackson, while the 
latter was Territorial Governor of Florida ((1821-1823). 
"On Jackson's election to the Presidency he became his 
confidential adviser and private secretary, continuing in 
that capacity until the close of his second administration. 
He was Minister to the R-ei)ublic of Texas in 1845. 
In 1846 he was appointed Minister to Prussia, and, in 
1848, to the Federal Government of Germany, which office 
he resigned in 1849. In 1856 he abandoned the Democrats 
and joined the American party, receiving the nomination 
of Vice-president on the ticket with Millard Fillmore'*. 
(Cyclopedia of American Biography, Appleton). 

(1) Andrew Jackson Drmelson; (2) Mary Emily Donel- 
son (first child born in the \\'hitte House) (born in 18:^9, 
and (lied 11)05), married'. (185*^) John Alexand'er Wilcox 
(was a nuMTuber of the (^ionfederate Congress). They had 
children: (a) Andnnv Donelson Wilcox, (married Ida R. 
Seyni(;ur. (ihildwn: Cadlmns MarceHus 'an'df Pauline Sey- 
nvoinri ; (b) Mary Rachel Wilcox; (3) John Samuel Donel- 
son; (4) Rachel Jackson Donelson; Children by second 
wife: Daniel S. Do>nelson; Andrew Jackson Donelson by his 
second wife, Elizabelh Anderson Randolph, had no chilA»en; 
(5) Daniel Snulh Donelson II; (0) MarWn Donelson (184(i- 
1889) (was born in Berlin, Germany. He married Eliza 
Glenn, (-1888) and had children: (a) Glenn Donelson, who 
married Louise Ginon, and had one 'Child, Louise; (b) 
Marlin Donelson, who was a sergeant in the U. S. Navy) ; 
William A. Donelson(1848-1901) (wasbornatFrankforl-bn- 
the-Main, Germany. He married Bettie Mizell, and had one 
child, William A. Donelson II) ; (8) Vinet Donelson (1854* 
1913) (married Mary JBrown, daughter of Gov. Neil S. 


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Brown, of Tennessee) ; (9) Katrene Donelson (died young) ; 
(10) Lewis Randolph Donelson (1856-) (married (ISSO) 
Louisa DeSaules McAllister (1856-) (see Rhea family). 
CJhi'l'dpen: (a) Lewis Ran^dlolph Donelson II, (1881) who mar- 
ried Katherine GampbRll,«and had€hil'dren: Lewis Randolph 
Donelson III and William Campbell Donelson; (b) Elsie 
Donelson (1883-) who married Donald White McKeller, 
and had children: Lady Carolyn, Elsie and Marion Craw- 
ford) ; (11) Rose Donelson (died in infancy) ; (12) Andrew 
Jackson Donelson III (1861-1914) (married Sallie Taylor, 
and had' children: (a) Harry Donelson; (b) Andrew 
Jackson Donelson IV, who married Nancy Busby; (c) 

Frank Donelson; (d) Helen Donelson, who married 

Powell; (e) Anna Donelson; (f) Eliza Donelson). 

2 Daniel Sntith- Donelson, married Margaret Branch, 
(daughter of John Branch, who was Governor of North 
Carolina, Secretary of the N^avy, and twice Governor of 
Florida)*. They had children: (1) Elizabeth Branch Donel- 
son (1831-), who married (1849) William Williams, and 
had chil'dlren: (a) Margaret Branch Williams, (married 
(1871) Wal'ter Somtt Davis. Children: William Henry and 
Bessie) ; (b) Mary Elizabeith Willi^ams; (c) Evander Mc- 
Iver Williaims, (married Lizzie Bates. Children; Wiili«m 
Dates and Elizabeth); (d) Sallie Phillips Williams, (mar- 
ried Nicholas Love. (]hild':'en: Willi/irn Aic1v(M' and Donel- 
son) ; (e) Will'i'am Henry Williams; (f) Kmnia llorton 
Williams, (nmrrie^d William Louis Disnuikes); (^) Eula 
Ramsey Williams, (imarrM'ct Robert Vaughn. C/hildren: 
Bessiie Donelson an(d! Emma Baxter) ; (2) Mary Ann Donel- 
son (1834-), whoimarried (IWH James Glasgow Marlin II. 
(The children are given undo? th^ father) ; (S) Sarah Smith 
Donelson (1836-1869), who married (1856) William Henry 
Bradford, «and had children: (a) Nannie Bradford, (mar- 
ried Williaim Phelps. CliiMron. Sarah Bmdford. Rolx*rt 
and Bradford); (b) P]nuly nra«1ford; (4) Emily Donelson 
(1838-), who married (1«S60: James E. Horlon, and had 
child'ren: (a) Daniel D. Hovfon; (b) Lucy Horton: (e) 
Margareit Donelson Horton, (married twice: First, John 
Tanner; Second, McA Lewis. Children by second husband: 
James Edward, and William G.) ; (d) Saran B. Horlon; (e) 
Mary Rebecca Horton ;(f) Emily Donelson Hortan, (married 
(1894) Thomas McCleHand. One child, Robert); (g) Jessie 
Donelson Horton, (married (1900) Jack Wright Frost. One 
chiM, Jack Wright Frost II) ; (h) James Edwin Horton; (5) 
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; 1843-1912), \whoiniaiTied (1867) Josephine Evans, and had 
eMldren: (a) Daniel Sanith Donelson; ^b} John Evans 
Donelson, (jnamed twice: First, Katie Lee Cole; Second, 
Helen Eichelber^. Child by first wife, John Lee) ; (c) 
Susan Hopkins Donelson; (d) Augusta Frances Donelson, 
(imarried (1906) Lewis Randolph DoTPis. Children: Mar- 
giaroft Dorris and Lewis; Randolph Dorris II) ; (e) Margaret 
Branch Donelson; (f) James Branch Donelson III; (g) 
Eniily Hillman Donelson, (married Albert Edwanl Whalley. 
One child, Albert Edward Whalley II); (7) Samuel Davis 
Donelson; (8) Martlha Bradford Donel^n, (1847-1893), who 
married (1867) John M. Shu te, and had ohiBdlren: (i; Mar- 
garet Lee Sh'ute, (married Gdllx'rt G. Bradbury. Children : 
Gillx^rt, Robert. Clark and Ruth) ; (b) Mary Donelson Shoite, 
(married Henrj- Smith Dunn. Children: Louise Hamilton 
Dunn, who married W<)odfoi^dJ Hall Dunn, and had chil- 
dren : Mary Louise anid a son; Harry Smith Dunn); (c) 
Jo'hn Branch Sh'U'te, (married Lizzie Dunn. Children: .Mary, 
Elizabeith Branch antd John Donelson) ; (d) Martha Brad- 
ford Shute, (married Edward Dunn. Children: John Don- 
elson, Edward, Martha Donelson, Mai'garet Lee and 
William); (0) Susan Branch Donelson (1848-1871), who 
nmrriei.l; (1866) Marcus L. Diswmkes, and had children: 
Daniel Donelson, Jaimes D., and Marcus L. Disonukes II; 
(10^ John Branch Donelson, \^^ho married Jennie Alex- 
ander; (11) Daniel Smith Donelson II (1853-1914), who 
married (1890) Florence Hood, and had children: Mar- 
gaiM'l Susan DouhIsou, and Samuel Donelson who married 
(1913) Florence' DieW. 

IX Severn Donelson 

IX Severn Donelson was born in Virginia, in 1773, and 
died October 1818. He marrie'd Elizabeth Rucker, who was 
born June 8, 1782, and died March 31, 1828. They had 

1 John Donelson II 

2 Samuel Donelson 

3 Andrew Donelson, later Andrew Jackson 

4 Thomas Jefferson 

5 Alexander Donelson 
() Rachel Donelson 

7 Lucinda Rucker Donelson 

1 John Donelson II (1807-1879), married twice: First, 
(1833) Laura Matilda LawTence (1815-1844); Second, 
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wife: (1) Caroline Mine-rva Donel&on (1834-1895), who 
married' (1856) Alexander Whyte Whitaker, and had 
children: (a) Laura Maude Whitaker, (married J. William 
Berry) ; (b) WilMaan Henry Whitaker, (married (1887) 
Eva Hall. Child, William Wlijile) ; (c) Alexander Whyte 
Whitaker II, (married (1890) Ralph Martin. Children: 
Alexandler Whyte Whitaker III, aiud Ralph Martin Donel- 
»on) ; (d) Leven Donelson Whitaker, (married Mrs. Bettie 
Jackson; (e) George Campbell Whitaker; (2) Leven Donel- 
son; (3) Benjamin Rlsley Donelson; 1(4) Elizabeth Ann 
Donelson. Children by second wife: (5) Laura Elma Don- 
elson (1849-1903), who married (1868) James Hudson, and 
had children: (a) Virginia Grace Hudson, (married H. P, 
Pearson. OhiPdIren: Edna Grace, Wilber Preston, Benjamin 
Donelson, Sarah Elma, Macaja Lyle, Henrj^ Lawrence and 
Chester Alan) ; (b) Donelson Hudson, (married Agatha 
Jones. Child, And'rew Jackson) ; (c) Lena Rembert Hudson; 
(id) Marion Emmett Hudson, (married Rella Shire. Chil- 
dren: Marion Douglas, Marjorie and Ru^th Elma); (e) 
Delia Waters Hu»dlson, (married Shelly Blackwood. Chil- 
dren: Jessie Lee (married Henry W. Jett), Nellie D., Mollie 
Ida, Jaimes Hudson, Risley^ Nona Catherine, Louise Florence 
and Mary Corinne) ; (f) Hisley Zenonia Hudson; (g) Ben- 
jamin Wallace Hudson; (h) James Rembert Hudson, mar- 
ried Eva Clark) ; (i) Charles Talbol Hudson, (married 
Carrie Brown. Ghildlren: Rembert Carlisle, Charles Talbot 
Hudson II, James Davidson and Marion Brown) ; (j) 
Elma Donelson Hudson, (married T. B. Shoemaker. Chil- 
dren: Crystal Wannita and James Rembert); (6) Delia 
Corinne Donelson; (7) William Severn Donelson; (8) 
Daniel Smith Donelson; (9) Rachel Donelson; (10) Mary 
Waters Donelson, who married twice: First, E. B. Kelly; 
Second, William Wood. 

2 Samuel Donelson (1810-), married 'twice: First Eliza- 
beth Eastin; Secoridf, Jane Royster. Children by first wife: 
John, Samuel and Alexander. Child by second \vife : Linnie 

Donelson, who married Cixjw^s, and had one child, 


3 Andrew Donelson (Andrew Donelson and Thomas 
Jefferson Donelson were twins, born December 4, 1804). 
His aunt, Rachel (Donelson) Jackson 'took Artdli^w, when 
he was a few days old, to her home, the Hermit«ago, for the 
poirpose of relieving his mother. After a few days she and 
General Jackson reqoiested tha^ the child be given to them. 
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ttie Legislature asnd foninally adopted the child, cheinging 
his name to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (For his family see under 
his adopted mother, Rachel (Donelson) Jackson). 

4 Thomas I>onelson (twin of Amdrew Donelson later 
Andrew Jackson. Born December 4, 1804), married Emma 
Farquar. They had' children: (1) Fannie Donelson, who 
married Gatzy; (2) Eliza Yorke Donelson. who mar- 
ried Bernard Adolphus Hoopes, and had one child, Eliza- 
beth Yorke, who married Josiah Bedon II. 

5 Alexander Donelson (1816-1887), married (1841) Ka!te 
Royster, anidi had children: (1) Helen Donelson, who mar- 
ried (1866) Williajii McLean, and had children: Donelson, 
Helen, Katie and Durell; (2) Richard Doneilson, who mar- 
piod (1874) Faninie Bragg, and had children: (a) Mary 
Donelson; (b) Richard Sampson Donelson, (married' Mary 
Armistead. CShildren : 'Elizabeth Armistead, Richard Samp- 
son Donelson II, and Fannie Rosalie) ; (c) Alexander Don- 
elson; (d) Armistead Donelson; (e) Kate Donelson; (3) 
Alexander Donelson; (4) Sarah Jackson Donelson, wjio 
married Winchester liake, anid had one child, Henry, who 
married! Ne'ttie Wilson. 

7 Lucinda Rucker Donelson (1812-), married (1830) 
George W. Martin. They had children : (1 ) Jackson Martin, 
who married Mary Barr Warfield, and had children : Marie 
Griffith, George Washington (marriddi Olive Graves Ellis), 
Harriet Elizabeth (married Charles Meadowcrof t) , and 
William Pollock; (2) George Martin; (3) Elizabeth Donelson 
Martin, who married Jacob Melchoir Holla, and had chil- 
dren: (a^) Stella McKnight Holla, (quarried Richard Pinkney 
Lake. Qhildren: Richard Henry, Estelle Hoffa, Elizabeth 
Donelson (imarrieicJ Lee Damei\)n Jones. Children : Eliza- 
beth Donelson and Lee Dameron Jones II), Robert Pinkney 
Lake II, Edith Read, Adele Dorothy, Donelson Martin, Alice 
Maury and Qharles Hoffa) ; (b) George W. HolTa; (c) May 
Hoffa, (married (1888) George Read. Children: Mary, 
George Reed II £uid Philip Courtney; (d) Charles Bell Hoffa; 
(e) William Brand' Hoffa, (^married Velma Cloud. Chil- 
dren: Louisa, Elizabeth Marxian and William Brand Hoffa 
II); (f) Adele Donelson Holla; (g) Henry Hoffa. 

A7 Rachel Donelson 

XI Rachel Donelson was born in Virginia, in 1777, and 
died at the Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 22, 
1828. She married twice: First Capt. Lewis Robards, of 
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children but she and Gen. Jackson adopted Andrew, a son 
of Severn Donelson, (q.v.). 

Rachel Donelson's first marriage proved a most un- 
fortunate alliance and, after her friendship and marriage to 
Gen. Andrew J<ackson, was useKl as an excuse for the vent 
of fierce party spirit for, in those days, political animosity 
respected neither sex nor the most sacred relationships of 
life. Holloway, in Ladies of the White House, says, "The 
cruel misrepresentations of her husband's political oppo- 
nents had crushed her heart, and ended her days before he 
took possession of llhe home of the Presidents. She was 
denied the gratification of accompanying him to Washing- 
ton, and of gracing the White House, but she was, even in 
death, the President's wife, and as siach is ranked". Con- 
tinuing, she gives a full and just history of the important 
events in this woman's life, and shows her to have been of 
noble character and superior sense, beloved by all who 
came in contact with her, and the adored wife of a dis- 
tinguished husband whose honors and responsibilities she 
shared. It was for 'her that Gen. Jackson built the 

Dying, as before saiid, a few weeks after her husband's 
election to the Presidency, she was denied the privilege of 
sharing the honors of thiat position with hiim, but i'h was her 
niece whom he selected as the presiding Mistress of the 
White House, and it was her nephew wnom he had pre- 
vimisly adopted as his son and heir, giving to him his 
name, Andrew Jackson, (born the son of Severn-Donelson 
and Elizabeth (Rucker) Donelson.) 

Andrew Jackson II married (1831) Sarah Yorke (daugh- 
ter of PHer Yorke, of Philadiolphia, whose grandfather. 
Judge Yorke, held an appointment under the crown or 
Great Britain, prior lo the Revolution). Marrj'ing soon 
after the inauguration of President Jackson, Mrs. Jackson 
Jr. made her entree to the White House as a bride. *'To 
settle a question of precedence between Mrs. Jackson, Jr. 
and Mrs. Donelson, who were both inmates of the Presi- 
dent's house, he said to Mrs. Jackson, *you, my dear, are 
Mistress of the Hermitage, and Emily is Hostess of the 
White House.' Both were sa/tisne-d with this decision"). 
(Ladies of the White House, Holloway). 

After the rf»tirement -of President Jackson to private life 
she assumed the arduous duties of the Mistress of ^the Her- 
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Children af Andrew Jackson II amd Sarah ( Yorke) Jack- 
»an: (1) Rachel Jackson (1832-)), wbo married (1853) 
Jobn Marsihall Lawrence, the •offlcial custodian of the An- 
dawv Jackson 'Historical Home, The Hermitage), and had 
children: (a) Sarah Yorke LawTence, married Charles Winn, 
M. D. Child, Law.rence, who married Minnie Henderson and 
had a child, Marion) ; (b) Annie Lawrence (married 
Joshlua Smith. Children: William Walton and Rachel Jack- 
son) ; (c) Andrew Jackson Lawrence, (nifirried twuce: First, 
Emina George; Second, Julia Millican. Children by first 
wife: Andrew Jackson Lawrence II (married Sarah Schell) 
and Marie LawTence. Children by second wife: Mary 
Looiise, James Walton and Ed'ward! Montgomery) ; (d) 
Carrie Lawrence, (married William D. Bradfield, a minister. 
Children: Florence, Landon, James Lee and John Law- 
rence) ; (e) Samuel Jackson LawTence, (married Maude V. 
Johnson. Children: Samuel Jackson Lawrence II, Maude 
Wanda, John Marsihall and Clifton Hyde) ; (f) John Mar- 
shall Lawrence; (g) Marion York Lawrence, (married John 
Cleaves Symmes II, Sue Rae, 'and Marion Yorke) ; (h) 
William Walton Lawrence, (married' Mary Fisher. Child, 
Edith Eudora) ; (i) Thomas Jefferson Lawrence; (2) An- 
drew Jackson HI (1834-), (served) in the War Between the 
States as Colonel in the Confederate Army). He married 
Amy Rich (1920), of Ohio, and had children: (a) Andrew 
Jackson IV, (married Marion Oaulkins. One child. Amy 
Lee); (b) Albert Marble ; (3) Samuel Jackson; (4) Thomas 
Jefferson Jackson; (5) Robert Jackson. 

Andrew Donaldson 

Andrew Donaldson is said to have been born in Virginia 
and moved to middle Tennessee where he resided until his 
death, in 1870. He was a descendant of Colonel John Donel- 
son, said to be a grandson. He married Isabella Luckey, of 
middle Tennessee. After his death his widow and her sons 
moved to Ooryelle County, Texas. They had children: 

(1) John Marshall Donaldson (married Harriet , and 

had children: Andrew and Isabella;) (2) Jasper Donaldson 
(never married) ; (3) Harriett Donaldson (married Arthur 
Williams, no issue); (4) Mary Donaldson (1826-4902), 
(married, in Tennessee, Mas>lerson Qoleman McCormick 
Abernathy, and moved to Texas. Children (a) 
John Sterling Abernathy (1848-), who married 
Rosa Beckham, no issue; (b) Charles Edgar Aber- 
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Abernathy who married Amanda Bell; Isabella 
Abernathy who mairied John Reese; Etta Abernathy 
who married Mike Laxton; Susan Abernathy; Luther Aber- 
nathy; (c) Frances Aline Abernathy (1852-), who married 
George Riser, and had one child, Gem Riser who married 
John Petty; (d) Mary Florence Abernathy (1854-), who 
married June L. Gogdelle, an'd had children : Lena Gogdelte 
who married Lucien SuMle; Bei^thia Gogdelle who married 
James Atkins, and had children, Florence, Tad, Guy, 
RTtha and Rhea; Lillian Oogdfelle who married William 

Erskin; Marvin Gogdelle who married Olga ; Wyatt 

Gogdelle who married Mary Alexander; Starley Gogdelle 
who married Alma Bounds; Beulah Gogdelle who married 
Samuel Scott; Ella Gogdelle who married Eugene Acock; 
Catherine Gogdelle who married Stuart Qdelle; Dougless 
Gogdelle; (e) Orpha Dorin Abernathy (1856-), who 
married Frederick Stith Jackson, and had children: Walker 
G. Jackson, who married Elizabeth Stroud; Mary Pearl 
Jackson; John Gillman Jackson, who married Rue Bertha 
Roberts; Zulette Jackson who married Duwaine Hughes, 
and had children: Loring, Jackson. Katherine, and Frances; 
(f) Isabella Andella Abernathy (1858-), who married Peter 
S. Kauffman, and had children : Mary Lawrence Kauff- 
man; Philip Sterling Kauffman, who married Margaret 
Mabel Harper; Ethel Rhea Kauffman, who married Bell 
Stephen Huey, and had children: John Peter and Phillip; 
(g^ Lora Isabella Abernathy (I860-), who married John 
Adolphus Rhea, and had children: John Rhea, Mary Rhea 
and William Rhea (1882-1904) who married Daisy Hasson. 
(see Rhea famiy) ; {h) Masterson Goleman McGormick 
Abernathy II (1862-), who married Winnie Pool and had 
children: Mary, Joseph, Martha, Gertrude, /Marvin, Wen- 
dell, Irene and Lora; (i) Zulette Abernathy, died young; 
(j) Martha Elizabeth Abernathy, died young; (k) Isaac 
Luckey Abernathy (1868-), who married Minnie Stuck, and 
had children: Gladys and Gertrude) ; (5) Martha Donaldson 
(married Arthur Williams and had one child: Alice) ; (6) 
Elizabeth Donaldson (married John Gabbert and had one 
child: Elizabeth); (7) John Donaldson (married Frances 
Harper, and had children: Abigail, Andrew, John and 
Mary) . 


II William Donaldson was born April 25, 1738, in Vir- 
ginia, and died March 19, 1819. He was the son of John 
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married near Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniia, to Mary Sweeney 
' (1748-1839. They moved, al>ou*t 1766, to the Holston Coun- 
try, then a part of Ncrth Garolina, now Tennessee, and 
located on a faion where their children were born. 

^'William Donaldson enlisted as a private in Colonel 
Wood's Company of Eighth Virginia Regiment of Foot, 
Revolutionary War. He was enlisted, March 6, 1777, to 
serve three years and his name last appears on the roll of 
the company, dated Morristown, Tennessee, December 9, 
1779. (War Dept. and Pension olTice Recoird). 

Listed in Virginia Militia in the Revolution, by J. T. Mc- 
Allister, as ^'Ensign, June 22, 1778, William Donaldson". 

William Donaldson and Mary (Sweeney) Donaldteon had 

1 Elizabeth Donald-son, 

II Aud'rew Donaldson, 

III Mary Donaldson, 

IV Ann Donaldson, 

V John Donaldson, 

VI RelM?oca Donaldson, 

VII Jane Donaldson 

/ Elizabeth Donaldson 

' I Elizabeth Donaldson (1767-1847) married (about 
1784) Joseph Rodgers (-1833). She moved to the Holston 
Coini[r>\ where ihey nKirried. They went at once to Knox 
County, Tennessee, at that time a part of North Carolina, 
and located on Big Sinking Creek, three miles from Camp- 
beirs Station. Their home was surrounded by a vast 
forest. Joseph Rodgers was a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War, was in the Battle of Cowpens and served as Wagon- 
master in the War of 1812. He was stationed at Mobile 
during the Battle of New .Orleans. His wife is said to have 
been a beautiful woman of commanding personality. They 
had children: 

.1 James Rodgers, married (1815) Elizabeth Bond, 
moved to Texas. (1850). 

2 William Rodgers. 

3 Joseph Rodgers, married Adaline Scott of Virginia. 
4. Thomas Rodgers, married Parfhena Clark, moved to 

Texas (1850)-. 

5 Mary Rodgers, 

6 Elizabeth Rodgers, married Jacob Lowe, 

7 Sarah Rodgers, married James Erwin, 

8 Relfecca Rodgers, married Martin Lowe, 


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9 Margaret Rodgers, married Stephen Lowe. 

2 William Rodgers was born Fe»bruary 13, 1794, and die4 
January 29, 1866, at Concord, Tennessee. / He married, 
March 30, 1816, Mahala Lowe (1798-1873) (a daughter of 
Abram Lowe and Mary (Martin) Lowe, and a sister o/ 
Martin and Stephen ihwe who married Rebecca 'and Mar- 
garet Rodgers). She was born at Lov )*s Ferry (Campbell's 
Station) on the Tennessee River, in Knox County, in the 
fiuicestral home of the Lowes. This;home was located on a 
highway and beccmie noted for its generous hospitality as 
Uiey weleoaned tivavelers of all degrees. One, by tho name 
of Farragut, coming down the River, with his family, 
stopped at this farmstead to avord traveling by flatboat, in 
winter, and remained several months. Abram Lowe gav# 
them the use of a log cabin and his wife assisted in pro- 
viding a layette for the little baby who was born to the trav- 
elers while there. This baby became x.dtaiiral Farragut . In 
1900 The Daughters of the Revolution erected a monument 
to Admiral Farragut on the spot tliat was formally the 
si^ht of ihe old Lowe home. Among the many distin- 
guished guests of this home, in those early days, was the 
eminent English philanthropist and minisiter, William 
Forester, who sickened and died while there cared for by 
his host, General Samuel D. W. Lowe, a son of Abram Lowe. 
William Rodgers was a man of large means, benevolent, 
and a leader in his community. Ho «vas progressive ami 
did much to introduce fine 'stock his section. He 
brought the firs'l iron plow into east Tennessee (about 
1825). He made several trips to Kentucky, by barges, down 
the rivers carrying stock and grain for sale, and returning 
overland — a perilous journey at that time. He served ia 
Major Child's Brigade, under General Jackson, in the War 
of 1812. Enlisted as a private, promoted to lieutenant, was 
in Mobile during the Battle of New Orleans. 

William Rodgers and Mahala (Lowe) Rodgers had 
children : 

(1) James Martin Rodgers, 

(2) Joseph Nelson Rodgers, 

(3) Abram Wiley Rodgers, 

(4) George Donriel Rodgers, 

(5) Semira Ann Amanda Rodgen 

(6) Samuel Andrew Rodgers, 

(7) William Donaldson Rodgert 

(1) James Martin Rodgers (1818-1901) married twice: 
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Galbraith (1828-1904). He with his brothers Joseph, Wiley 
and George, traveled froaii SK. Louis, in 1853, aci*oss the 
plains, by wagon. He moved to Wilson ville, California, 
(1865), with his family and rem<ained there until his deaths 
He had children: (a) Arthur Rodgers (1848-1903), (married 
(1895) Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery, ind had one child: 
Millie Lucile Rodgers (1896-), who uiarried (1921) Frank 
J. Jones. Arthur Rodgers was an enunent lawyer of Saj^ 
FYancisco and was a member of the board of Regents of the 
University of -Gahfornia) ; (b) Lee Omar Rodgers, M. D^ 
(1851-), (married (1873) Emma Jones, and had one child: 
Walter Rodgers (1876-), who married Julia Burt, and had 
one child, Lee Walter Rodgers (1918-;. Lee Omar Rodgerf 
was a practicing physician in San Francisco until he retiredL 
in 1904 to Palo Alto); (c) Mary Rodgers (1853-), (married 
(1881) Horace Gowlos. Tiii'l'dren: Florence Bell Cowles 
(1883-), who married (1905) George Webb, and had chil- 
dren: Arthur (1906-), Mildred (1908-), Earl (1911-), 
Gordon (1913-), and Evelyn (lOio-); Herbert Jameg 
Cowles (1885-), who married (1906; Edna Mann, and had 
children: George (1908-), Eloise (1909-), and Hazel 
(1911-); Lillie May Cowles (1888-); lithel Malvina Cowleg 
(1891-), who married (1918) Frederick Hudson, and had 
one child, Frederick Rodgers Hudson (1919-); Gertrude 
Emily (Bowles (1894-), who married (1921) Harlow Bren- 
ner Ford); (d) Luther Rodgers (lbi>6-); (e) Charles H. 
Rodgers (1858-1912), (married (1890) Josephine Jacobsen^ 
Children: Carrol James (1891-), Harold Marion (1895-)^ 
Florc^iic^ Malvina (1897-), and Margaret Amelia (1899-)); 
(f) Maggie Rodgers (1800-), (nianied Lee Shideler, no 
issue); (g) Julia Rodgers, (died young); (h) Elizabeth 
Rodgers (1866-), (married (1892) Fnd Nohrden. Children; 
Elmer (1894-), Chester (1898-), and Olive Elizabeth 
(1902-)); (i) Alice Rodgprs (1871-K (married (1895) Joha 
S. Brown. Children: Kennofh (1905-), and Dorris (1908-)). 
(2) Joseph Nelson Rodgers (1819-i887), married Mary 
Ann Rankin (1825-1910), amJ had childlren: (a) Laura Aim 
Rodgers (1846-1917), (married Sanmel Pride Brown. 
Children: Lena D. Brown (1862-), who married William A. 
Doughty, and had one child : Fn^t who married Adra Smiih 
and had children: Fi'ed Unughfy II and Billie; 
Victor Brown; Mary E. Brown (18t)5-), who married 
(1009) Robert Longbottuni; Spencer C. Brown (1867-), who 
married Sallie Bell Preston; Luther L. Brown (1870-), who 
married Nellie Palmer; Nell Brown (1872-), who married 
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William G. West; Frances May Brown (1877-), who 
married George E. Knox; Stella Fay Brown (1880-), who 
married Charles Ray Galloway; Dora Reid Brown (1884-), 
who married Hal Doggeflt; Joe Rodgers Brown (1887-); 
(b) Ellen Jane Rodgers (1850-), (married twice: First 
(1868) J. M. Smith; Second, (1884) Benjamin Longbottom. 
Children by first husband: Spencer C. Smith (1869- ». who 

married , and had children: Alfratta, Frank, 

Ellen Clifford, Bessie, Annie and J. D.; Ida May Smith 
(1875-), who married David Nelson Fox; Annie Laura 
Smith (1877-). Children by her second husband: Lassie 
Ellen Longboltom (1885-), who married William David 
Peters; Bessie Lee Longbottom (1890-), who married Joseph 
Melvin Porter, and had one child, Mildred Virginia (1916-) ; 
Edgar B. Longbottom (1887-1920)); (c) TiMmessee Rodgers 
(1852-), (married (1868) Henry G. Anderson. Children: 
Joseph W. Anderson (1871-), who married Frances Gham- 
ness, and had (Children: Carl (1907-), Mildred (1909-), and 
Joseph Willis (1914-) ; Cora Pearl Anderson (1875-), who 
married John F. iHinton, and had children: Thelma 
.(1902-), Iva (1904-), Helen (1911-), Harry (1918-), and 
John F. Hinton II (1909-); Daisy Anderson (1878-), who 
imarried Charles David Hughes, and had children: Ralph 
(1900-) and Mary Louise (1910-} ; Jennie Grace Anderson 
(1879-), who married Charles Bell; Ophelia Rankin Ander- 
son, who married Robert Tsaylor Gammon, and had chil- 
dren: Mary Eleanor (1909-), Robert Taylor Gammon II 
.(1911-), and Virginia (1920) ; Omar Rodgers Anderson); 
i(d) Spencer Clay Rodigers, M. D. (1848-), (married (1874) 
•Cordelia Virginia Haun (1853-1920). He moved from Ten- 
nessee (1890) to Wiatsonville, California, where ho attaiuod 
eminence as a physician and progressive citizen. They had 
children: Frank Rodgers (1876-), who married (1905) 
Mabel Grimer, and had children: Kathryn (1907-) and 
Arthur (1909^; Clara Rodgers (1879-), who married 
<1903) Frank Silliman, and had children: George (1905-), 
twins — Floyd and Frances (1908-), and Mildred (1910-) ; 
Floyd Rodgers (1884-), who married Alma Yale; Grace 
Rodgers (1887-). who is teaching in a school for soldiers 
in Maniilla, P. I. (1921) ; Iva Rodgers (1901-) ; (e) Alice Belle 
Rodgers (1859-), (married John W. Alexander. Children: 
Lena, Lucy, Cora Jane, Austin, Floyd Rodg- 
ers, Ann and Irene); (f) Samuel Arthur 
Rodgers (1862-), (married Elizabeth Wells, no 
issue); (g) Elizabeth Malvina Rodgers (1866-1898), 
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Woods (1886-); Mabel Woods (1888-), who married Fred 
Hobbs, and had children: James, Raymond and Clara; 
Alma Woods ( 1895- ), who married Robert Singleton, and 
had children: Mabel, Helen and Nelly; Lida Elizabeth 
Woods (1893-), who married Calvin Davenport, and had 
children: Harry and Wilma* (h) Rufus Donald Rodgers 
(1870-), (married (1894) Lida Potts, and had one child; 
Elizabeth Rodgers (1896-), who married Lewis Stanley 
Adcock, and had children: Josephine (1917-), and Jack 

(3) Abram Wiley Rodgers (1823-1883), married twice: 
First, Maiy Ellen Wallace (1830-1867); Second, Mrs. Isa- 
bella Scruggs, nee Saffel, a niece of his first wife. Abram 
Wiley Rod'gers while in t'he shipping business died at 
Mazatlan while on a trip to Mexico. His widow was a 
beautiful cultured woman of fine sense and character, 
capable of assuming the responsibilities of rearing her 
large familj' which she did with success. Children by first 
wife: (a) Charles Craig Rodgers, died young; (b) Lucy 
Bell Rodgers (1858-1908), (married (1881) William Abra- 
ham Stingley. Children: Raymond, Sarah (1888-) and 

Leroy (1891-), who married Julia and had one child, 

Maud Leone (1913- ); (c) William Rodgers; (d) Mary 
Amanda Rodgers (1862-), (married Otto Damcke. Chil- 
dren: Emily and Rodgers); (e) Sarah Tennessee Rodgers 
(1864-), (married Daniel S. Stewart. Children: Evelyn, 
Marie, Daniel and Mildred) ; Children by second wife: (f) 
George Rodgers; (g) Frank Rodgers (-1905), (died in 
China. He married and had one child) ; (h) Viola Rodgers 
(who distinguished herself in newspaper work) ; (i) Rosa 
Rodgers, (died young); (j) Harry Rodgers (-1914), 
(married and had one or more children). 

(4) George Donnel Rodgers (1825-1894) married Julia 
Lenoir Browder (1834-1907). They were born and married 
in Tennessee, and moved to Walsonville, California. They 
had children: (a) Henry Browder Rodgers (1873-), 
(married (1908) Anna Bieth) ; (b) George Floyd Rodgers 
(1875-), (imarnied (1904) Helen Smith; (c) Blanche Le- 
noir Rodgers (1879-), married (1899) Edward Wilkinson. 
Had one child: Catherine (1900-) ; (d) Minnie Arthur 
Rodgers (1880-). 

(5) Samira Anai Amanda Rodgers (1827-1904) married 
(1846) Samuel Love Russell (1822-1903), and had children: 
(a) Alice Donnel Russell (1847-), (A woman of rare 
character who devoted ihe chief efl'orts of her life to the ad- 
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1920), (married (1874) Fannie R. Wheeler (1849-), 
Children : Bessie Rodgers Russell (1876-) ; Mary A. Russell 
(1877.) ; Lucy Norvell Russell (1879-), who mairied (1904) 
William Elbert Andrews, and had children: Frances 
Aktelene (1905-), Dorothy AJice (1906-), Marjory Norvell 
(1908-)^ William Elbert Andrews II (1909-), Thomas Rus- 
sell (died young), and Robert Andreivs (1918-); Bertie 
Virginia Russell (1881-); Annie Wheeler Russell (1883-), 
who married (1913) Will Tucker Banks, and had one child, 
Anne Russell (1914-) ; Willie Frances Russell (1886-), who 
married' (1913) Frank Elliott Barnard, and had one child : 
Frank Elliott Barnard II (1914-)); (c) Robert Wiley Rus- 
sell (1852-), (married (1885) Rena Gertrude Scott ((1859-), 
Ohildl^n: Roberta Gerlnude Russell (1885-), who married 
(1918) Walter Franklin Heycock; Wiley Scott Russell 
(1888-)); (d) Ann Eliza Russell (1857-), (married 
(1878-). Finis Ewing Galbmitlli (1854-). Children: Zella 
Mae Galbraith (1880-), who married (1904) Hei4)ert Collie 
Talloy (1879-), and had chkiren: Gawl Dean (1905-), 
Herbert Russell (1907-), and Margaret Moren (1910-), 
Adah Ewing Galbraith (1883-), S. L. Russell Galbraith 
(1886-), who married (1913) Sadie Garber (1889-), and had 
children: James Garber (1914-) Winifred (1916-)and Mary 
(1919-)); (e) Lizzie Love Russell (1859-), (never married); 
(t) Samuel Andrew Russell (1861-), (married twice: 
First, (1889) Hatlie Etobbins (1868-1903); Second, (1905) 
Mary Leola Adair (1883-). Children by first wife: Samuel 
Andrew Russell II (1890-), who married (1913) Nettie 
O'Brien (1891-), and had children: Mary Louise (1914-) 
and Samuel (1916-) ; Eleanor Ruth Russell (1891- j, who 
marned (1916) James Courtney, of Atlanta, Georgia, and 
had one child, Harriet Agnes (1917-); James Donnell Rus- 
sell (1893-) ; Julia Bell Russell (1896-), who married (1918) 
Herndon Clements Aderhold, and had one child, Herndon 
Clements Aderhold II (1920-) ; twins — Annie Rodgers and 
Margaret Russell (died young); Frank E. Russell (1899-); 
Hattie D. Russell (1902-). Children by second wife: George 
Spencpr Russell (1906-); Lillian Adair Russell (1909-); 
Robin Adair Russell (1919-)); (g) Mary Rodgers Russell 
(1864-K(mamtxii(1890) Brafley Riussell McBafh (1855-) , Ghih 
dren: Map>^ Luoile McBalh (1891-), who married (1913-) 
William Henry Eagle (1887-), and had one child; Hieizel 
McBath (1895-) ; Bpafley Russell McBraHih II (1901-) ; Helen 
Virginia McBath (1904-); (h) Jane Amanda Russell (1867-), 
(never married); (i) George Donnel Russell (1871-), 
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Russell (1895-k who married ^(1914) RoUin C. Nichols 
(1894-), and had one chiWi, Catheryne Teresa (1915-); 
James M. Russell (1898-) ; Kathleen Russell (1902-) ; George 
Donnell Russdl II (1904-) ; Robert Russell (1906-) ; Ed- 
ward Earle Russell (1915). 

6 Samuel Andrew Rodgers (1830-1902) married 
(1863) Sarah Eliza'betti Rhea (1843-1893). (see Rhea 
fatnily). Samuel Andrew Rodgers was bom in Knox 
County. Tennessee. When twenty one years old he went 
to California in the wake of the -Forty-niners". He grad- 
uated from Oumherlaind- University in 1856. and from its 
Law department in 1858. Practised Law in Knoxville until 
the courts were closed by the war. In 1878 he was elected, 
from Loudon, Tennessee, judge of the Third Judicial 
Circuit Court and served for three successive terms, of 
eight years each. This is the only 'office he ever held but 
he was at one time appointed! Attorney General and Re- 
porter for the State, wnich he declined to accept. He was 
one of the several men of eastern Tennesse who labored 
to prevent Tennessee from seceding from the union. When 
William G. Brownlow was released from Confederate 
prison he selected Samuel A. Rodgers as his personal 
friend to accompany him through the lines from Knoxville 
to Nashville. Judge Oliver P. Temple, in his book, Notable 
Men of Tennessee, says **Too much credit cannot be given 
to him for his faithfulness to Mr. Brownlow during all his 
trials. He exposed his own life to the greatest danger and 
endured great hardships in serving his friend. Nature has 
given to the world few as fine men as Judge Samuel A. 
Rodgers' ". Judge Rodgers had much to do in the establish- 
ment of Loudon County. He did much for the promotion of 
education and the Christian Religion; was an elder in the 
Presbyterian Church .... Had a liberal education, was 
a close observer and student of men and events, was a 
farmer and lawyer. Was full of activity and benevolence 
and the world was better for his having lived in it". (Wil- 
liam L. Welcker, in Knoxville Journal and Tribune) . 

Samuel Andrew Rodgers and Sarah Elizabeth (Rhea) 
Rodgers had children: (a) Alice Rodgers (died young); 
(b) California Elizabeth Rodgers (1869-), (married (1888) 
Colonel Joseph Marion Greer. Had one child: Rhea 
Rodgers Greer (1890-), who married (1913) Guy Lycan 
Hammitt (1887-) of Denver, Colorado); (c) Adaline 
Mahala Rodgers (1871-1898), (married Captain John 
Johnston Blair) ; (d) Samuel Rhea Rodgers (1873-), (Was 
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(1875-), (married Jasper Porter Stephenson (1871-). No 
issue); (f) Annie Eliza Rodgers (18/7-), (married (1904) 
Ulrich Ita III (1874-1918). Had one child, Ulrich Ita IV 
(died young); (g) Arthur Rodgers (1879-) (married (1909) 
Dean Stuart Penland (1888-). daughter of Judjge James R. 
Penland and Gertrude (Stuart) Penland. Children: Arthur 
Rodgers II (1912-), James Penland (1914-), Samiuel Andrew 
Rodgers 11 (1916-) and Jasper Rhea (1919-). Arthur Rodg- 
ei*s lives on the Dodson-Rhea homestead, in Loudon 
County, Tennessee, which has been in possession of the 
family since 1825) ; (h) Minnie Rodgers (died young) ; (i) 
John Rhea Rodgers (1885-). (married (1908) Oeorge Steele 
Dewey (1881-), (son of .Charles Dewey and Mary Alice ( 
(Steele) Dewey, of Goldsboro, North Carolina. George Steele 
Dewey is a prominent manufacturer of North Carolina). 
They had children: Elizabeth Rhea (1909-), George Steele 
Dewey II (1910-), Mary Alice (1913-), Samuel Rodgers 
(1915-), and Charles Dewey II (1919-), 

(7) William Donaldson Rodgers, M. D. (1837-1900) 
married (1865) Mary Amanda Knox. He was Hospital 
Steward in the Confederate Army, from 1860 to 1864. 
Moved to California, in 1875, where he became an eminent 
physician. He had children: (a) William L. Rodgers, 

(married (1894) Roberta . Children : Donald Rives 

(1895-) an* Helen Singleton (1897-) ; (b) Julia Rodgers, 
(died young) ; (c) Charles Rodgers (died young) ; (d) 
Samuel A. Rodgers, (not married); (e) Eva Rodfeers (not 

5 Mary Rodgers, daughter of Joseph Rodgers and Eliza- 
beth (Donaldson) Rodgers, was born in 1796, and married, in 
1813 to William Sansbury Gound, and had children: (1) 
Elizabeth Ritter Gound (1814-), who married M. A. Mc- 
Cullooigh; (2) James Alexander Gound; (3) Verlinda Re- 
becca Gound (1819-1894), who married Ezekiel P. Stone, 
and had one cMld, Lucretia Jane; (4) Joseph Rodgers 
Gound; (5) Sarah Jane Gound; (6) Margaret Mahala Gound 
(1826-1869), w-ho married (1856) Oliver P. Stone, and had 
children: (a) Hugh Marion Stone; (b) Magnolia Eveline 
Stone; (c) Charles Lee Stone, (married Mary L. Jett. Chil- 
dren: Manel Clare, Mary Gladys and Chfitrles Edwin); (d) 
Lucretia C. Stone; (7) Phylander Davis Gound; (8) Robert 
Tate Gound; (9) Mary Ann Donaldson Gound, who married 
Alexander McClelland.and had one child : Callie McClelland, 
who married Upton; (10) William Edward Gound. 


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// Andrew Donaldson 

II Andrew Doiiekoii (1708-1823) married Isabella 
Carmichael, and had children: (1) Mary Donaldson 
(1797-), who married William Reese; (2) Anna Donaldson 
(1799-), who married Samuel Hawkins; (3) and (4) Su- 
sanna and Elizabeth Donaldson (twins, 1801-). Susanna 
anarried Oolonel And'rew G. Eaton artd Elizabeth onarried 
Thomas Snoddy; (5) Margaret Donaldson (1802-), who 
married Solomon Shipley; (6) Jane Donaldi&on (1809-), 
never married; (8) William Don'adls^on (1813-), who 
married Whiteside. 

/// Mary Donaldson 

III Mary Donaldson married (1797), in Jefferson County, 
Tennessee, Thomas Rodigers, who was born (1770) in 
Washington County, Tennessee. Name of one child 
knmvn: Thomas Les'lie Rodgers, born (1807) in Knox 
County, Tennessee, who married Elizabeth Pickle, (daugh- 
ter of Henry Pickle), and had child^ren: (1) Elizabeth 
Rodgers; (2) Rebecca Rodgens; (3) Catherine Rodgers; (4) 
William Rodgers; (5) Jonathan Rodgers; (6) Henry Rodg- 
ers (ki'llf'J iii Hatlle of Resasa; (7) Thoaims Rodgers F; 
(8") Jiuni's Rr»d^ers; (9) George Rodgers; (10) Jacob B. 
Riidgers (1838-1920), w^ho marrii>d (1859) in Roane Gownty, 
Tennessee, Nancy Ann Magill (1839-1920) daughter of 
William Magill).' Soon after i the War Between the Stales 
they moved to southern Missouri. Jacob B. Rodgers was a 
member of Company K, First Tennessee Volunteer Regi- 
ment of the Federal Army during the War Between Ihe 
States. He had children: (a) William Thomas Rodgers, 
D. D., (1861-), (A prominent mintstor of the Presbyterian 
Church. Married (1895) Eula Hunter (1870-). Children 
William Hnnier Rodgers (1890-) ; Man' E. Rodgers (1897) 
Ruth M. Rodgers (1899-); Robert H. Rodgers (1901-) 
James J. Rodgers (1906-) ; Elizabeth Rodgers (1908-) ; (b) 
Henry A. Rodgers; (c) Frances Elizabeth Rodgers. 

IV Ann Donaldson 

IV Ann Donaldson (1775-1836) married in Tejinessee 
Alexander Thompson, (1778-1822). Alexander Thompson 
was the son of James Thompson who came to America 
about 1774. (Jaanes Thompson married (1776), ^the widow 
of his cousin, Alfred Carmichael. James Thomp- 
son and his wife lived in Virginia, later 
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(heir son, Alexander was born. Alexander grew to man- 
hood in Grainger, now Hamblin, County, Tennessee and 
later moved to Indiana. From that lime the Thompson 
family has been prominent in the development of that state. 
Alexander Thompson and Ann (Donaldson) Thompson had 
children : 

1 James Thompson II, 

2 Isabella Garmichael Thompson. 

3 John S. Thompson, 

4 Mary Thompson, 

5 Alfred Garmichael Thompson, 

6 Janet Thompson, 

7 Alexander Thompson II (1817-1825), 

8 Celia Donaldson Thompson. 

1 James Thompson II (1802-1872) married twice: First, 
Susan Collier (1802-1850) ; Second, Phoebe Hicks. Children 
by first wife: (1) Rebecca Ann Thompson (1826-1882), 
who married Alexander Breeding, and had children: (a) 
John Breeding (married Martha Pilford) ; (b) James Breed- 
ing (married Jane Cooper) ; (c) Effle L. Breeding (married 
Williajn M. Perry) ; ('d) William Breeding (married Kittie 
Cutsinger) ; (e) Mary Breeding; (f) Adelaide Breeding 
(married James L. Dorsey) ; (g) Frank Breeding; (2) John 
Alexander Thompson (1828-1886), who married Mary 
Gutsinger, and nad children: (a) Susan Thompson 
(married Henry C. Bailey) ; (b) Samuel C. Thompson 
(married twice: First: Alice Lewis; Second, Tillie Van- 
buskirk) ; (c) James Edward Thompson (married Frances 
Wilson)'; (d) Lily Jefferson Thompson (married Oliver M. 
Mitchell) ; (e) William T. Thompson (married Olive 
Wade) ; (f) Isaac C. Thompson (married Minnie Mc- 
Daniel); (3) Isaac Mitchell Thompson (1831-1915). who 
married (1858) Harriet Pinney (1832-1898), and had chil- 
dren: (a) Laura Estelle Thompson (1859-), (married 
(1883) Arthur W. McLaughlin. Children: Harry Alfred 
McLaughlin (1885), who married (1914) Martha Dawson; 
Bdna McLaughlin (1887-), who married (1910) William A. 
Ambrose, and had children: William A. Ambrose II, 
Harriet Estelle and Richard Arthur) ; (b) Jesse Benton 
Thompson (1861-), (married' (1881) William Overstreet 
(1858-). Had one child, Anette); (c) Alfred Carmichael 
Thompson IV (1864-1903), (married (1885) Elizabeth 
Slater. Children: Haskell Alfred and Margaret) ; (d) Edna 
Thompson (1867-), (married (1889) Otis Bice (1866-1907). 
Had one child: Isaac Thompson Bice (1890-), who married 
Ruth Edelle Pritchard (1895). and had one child, Rosp- 


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iriary) ; (4) Alfred Gannichael Thompson II (1831-1858) ; 
(5) William Hamilton (1833-1912), who married Ann J. 
ForRarty, and had childrcn: (a) Margaret Thompson 
(1868-); (b) Florence Thompson (1870-), (married S. R. 
Mutz) ; (c) Josephine Thompson (1872-), (married Charies 
Pruitt); (d) Charies W. Thompson (1875-), (married 
Glaudie Wiley); (e) Genevieve Thompson; (6) Reddinff B. 
Thompson (1838-1849) ; (7) James Irwin Thompson (1841- 
1876), who married Jane Gutsinger (1842-), and had chil- 
dren: (a) Elizabeth Thompson (1865-), (married Thomas 
J. Moffet. Children: Jane Moffett who married^ Oliver Kes- 
sing; Ralph Charles Moffett; Mary Louise Moffett who 
married George Middleton) ; (b) Minnie Thompson (1867-), 
(married twice: First, John Maley; Second, Carl F. Payne, 
M. D., no issue) ; (c) James Samuel Thompson (1868-1890). 
(married Lucy Mutz. Had one child, Cornelia who married 
W. D. Reddish, M. D.; (d) Lewis Jefferson Thompson 
(1870-1902), (married Ida M. Sherer. Had one child, Mar- 
garet (1898); (e) John Alexander Thompon; (f) Stella 
Thompson; (g) Mary Irwin Thompson (1876-), (married 
(1902) Samuel Moore (1875-). Had one child, John Thomp- 
son Moore (1903)). By second wife, Phoebe Hicks: (8) 
Mary Emily Thompson (1852-), who married' D. R. Malone, 
M. D., (9) Charles Fremont Thompson; (10) Lydia H. 
Thompson, who married Daniel Becker. 

2 Isabella Carmichael Thompson (1804-1834) married 
Nathan Wheeler, and had one child, Martha, who married 
Lee Bradley. 

3 John S. Thompson (1806-1845) married Sarah Gar- 
vin, and had children : Maria, Harrison, Mary and Alfred 
Carmichael Thompson III. 

4 Mary Thompson (1809-1873) married William 

Hensley, and had one child, Mary, who married 


5 Alfred Carmichael Thompson married Maria Garvin, 
and had children: (1) Edward G. Thompson, who married 
Mary Pruett, and had children: Maurice, Belle and Bona; 
(2) Hannah Eliza Thompson, who married Gideon Mc- 
Ewin, and had children: Imogene, Alfred G., Maria an<J 
Lilly; (3) John Alexander Thompson. 

6 Janet Thompson (1814-1876) married TimoUiy Thul- 
keld, and had children: Angle, Mary, William, Otto and 

8 Cecelia Donaldson Thompson (1822-1867) married 
Darwin M. Sapp, and had one child, Edward. 


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V John Donaldson 

V John Donaldson (1778-1859) mamed (1811) Celia 
Jordan (1790-1865), and had children: 

1 Eliza Porter Donaldson, 

2 Maria Donaldson, 

3 Celia I>onaldson, 

4 Catherine Donaldson, 

5 Mary Jane Donaldson, 

6 William Jordan Donaldson. 

1 Eliza Porter Donaldson, (1812-1890) married* (1829) 
Thomas Barton Jarnagin, and had children: (1) Maria 
Jarnagin (1830-1860), who married Thomas Eckel, and had 
children: Mollie and Jennie; (2) Martha Ann Jarnagin, 
died young; (3) Albert Miller Jarnagin; (4) Lavinia Celia 
Jarnagin (1839-), who married John Leroy Foust, and had 
children: (a) Eva Lea Foust, (married Augusta C. Bowers. 
Children: Lawrence Leroy Bowers; Albert Boise Bowers 
who married Mary Taylor, and had one child. Josephine: 
Hugh Augustus Bowers who married Winifred Gross, and 
had one child, Mary Lavinia) ; (b) Anna Laura Foust; (c) 
Mary Foust; (d) Wiley Barton Foust; (e) Hugh Jarnagin 
Fousl; (f) Robert Leroy Foust (1879-), (married Edna Farr) ; 
(5) Mary Eliza Jarnagin; (6) John Chesley Jarnagin; (7) 
Hugh Earnest Jarnagin (1847-1907), who married Amelia 
Fisher, and had children: (a) Nellie Jarnagin; (b) Herbert 
Jarnagin, married Lucy Lynch. Children: Mary Elizabeth, 
and Herbert) ; (8) Laura Amanda Jarnagin. 

2 Maria Donaldson (1814-1911) married William Mur- 
phy Barton (son of Isaac Barton and Jane( ) Barton), 

and had children: (1) Catherine Barton; (2) Jesse Barton; 

(3) David Barton (1838-1912), who married Rebecca Long; 

(4) Celia Jane Barton; (5) John Isaac Barton; (6) Eliza 
Barton; (7) Robert Wesley Barton (1850-), who married 
Phoebe Jane Post, and had children: (a) Jesse Mae Bar- 
ton, (married Edgar Lee Keener); (b) William David Bar- 
ton, (married Bessie Glenn Matthews. Had one child. 
Dorothy) ; (8) William Joshua Barton (1856-), who married 
twice : First, Alice Lyle ; Second, Laura King. Children by 
first wife: (a) Lena Barton, (ixiarried John G. Kane) ; (b) 
Loretta Kate Barton; (c) John Murphy Barton, (married 
Emma Lee Weiler) ; (d) and' (e) Edith and Ethel Barton 
(twins); (f) William Joshua Barton II;(g) Mary Alice 
fiarton; (h) Robert David Barton; (i) Lyle Donaldson 
Barton; (j) James Bai^lon. By second wife: (k) Norman 
King Barton; (1) Emma Louise Barton. 


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3 Gelia Donaldson married twice: First, David Wesley 
Barton; Second, James Craig. Child by flpst husband: (1) 
David Wesley Barton II. Children by second husband: (2) 
Lafayette Craig, who married and had children : Mabel and 
Roy; (3) Robert Donaldson Craig; (4) Decatur Craig, who 
married Alice Johnson, and had children : Rollo, Chapman, 
Oney and Pauline; (5) Joseph Craig; (6) Florence Craig; 
(7) Mary Craig. 

4 Oafherine Donaldson (1818-1888) niiarried James T. 
Carmichael. and had children: (1) John Donaldson Car- 
michael; (2) James W. Carmichael; (3) George A. Car- 
michael; (4) Thomas B. Carmichael (1846-), who married 
Ora Rader, and had children: James, William, Bulah, 
Stella and Annie; (5) Myra Carmichael '(1848), who 
married John Martin Smith, and had children: Glen, 
Charles, Catherine, Albert and Roy; (6) Mary Carmichael 
(1851-), who married Henry Jarnagin, and had children: 
Kate, Frank, Myra, Minnie and May; (7) Charles H. Car- 
michael (1857-), who married Merle Kirkpatrick, and had 
children: George and Charles; (8) Robert M. Carmichael 
(I860-), who married Laura Goodson, and had children: 
Robert, George, Jeanette and Mildred. 

5 Mary Jane Donaldson (1820-1883) married twice: 
First, Garvin Leeper Long; Second, Joseph Eckel. Children 
by first husbandi: John Robert Long, and Eliza Long who 
married Elijah Benton Hale, M. D. 

6 William Jordan Donaldson (1823-1889) married 
(1851) Amanda Jane Worley, and had children: (1) John 
Worley Donaldson (1852-), who married Louise King, and 
had children: (a) Hugh Donaldson; (b) Leander King 
Donaldso^n, (married Camille Ponder) ; (c) Ollie Kate Don- 
aldson, (married Clinton Dewitt Mailer) ; (d) William John 
Donaldson (/married Anne Frances Stubblefield. 
Children: Annie and William John Donaldson II); (2) 
Joseph Eckel Donaldson (1854-1904), who married Mary 
Elizabeth Lane, and had children: (a) Frank Warren 
Donaldson; (married Neta Rice. Had one child, Mildred 
Virginia) ; (b) William J. Donaldson, (married Emily 
Craig. Childlren: Lucile, Mary Elizabeth and Emily); (c) 
Mamie Lee Donaldson, (married Francis F. Painter,. M. D. 
Children: Francis and Josephine); (d) Robert 
Lane Donaldson; (e) Adah Beatrice Donaldson, (married 
Frank Montgomery. Children: Mary. George and Be- 
atrice); (3) Mary Eliza Donaldson; (4) William Gaines 
Donaldson; (5) Katie Jane Donaldson (1861-), wh© 
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children: (a) Lucy May Eckel (1884- ), (married Henry 
G. Brandton); (b) Donaldson Kingdon Eckel (1886-) ; (c) 
Anna Kate Eckel (1889-), (married Robert B. Hollomen); 
(d) Wayne Alexander Eckel (1892-); (e) Bonnie Swingle 
Eckel (1897.) ; (f) James Robert Eckel (1905-) ; (6) Mildred 
Donaldson; (7) Charies Donaldson; (8) George Robert 
Donaldson (1868-), who married Daisy Trent, and had 
children: George, Jessie, Francis and! Richard; (9) Hugh 
Donaldson; (10) Anna May Donaldson (1874-), who married 
Harry Dosser, and had one child, Amanda Frances. 

VI Rebecca Donaldson 

VI Rebecca Donaldson, daughter of William Donaldson 
ami Mary (Sweeny) Donaldson, 'ni.arried Perry PuUen, a^nd 
lived in Kentucky. They had children: Perry Pullen II, 
never married, and Mary Pullen who was reared by her 
aunt, Jane (Donaldson) Ogle. 

17/ Jane Donaldson 

VII Jane Donaldson, daughter of William Donaldson 
and Mary (Sweeney) Donaldson, married John Ogle, and 
lived in Kentucky. They had one child who died in infancy. 


The Donaldson family, true to its inheritance, nobly 
rotsponded to its Countrj^'s call d'uring the war. The fol- 
lowing is a partial list of Ihose who served: 

Arthur B. Adams II. Captain iu 317th Field Artillery, 
8ist Division. 

Omar Rodgers Anderson. 

Edward Barbour. 

IJiutelev B(uil. S. A. T. C. Lafayetto, Loinisiana. 

Julius Trousdale Berry. 2nd Lieutenant in Battery G, 
36lh Field Artillery, Gamp McGIellan, Alabama. 

Harry S. Berry. Colonel in 115th Field Artillery. 

John G. Birch. Gamp Hancock, Georgia. 

William Landon Bradfleld. 1st Lieutenant in 3rd 
Aviation. Instructor. Genter German prison. 

Thomas H. Bradford. 1st Lieutenant in 144th Field 
Artillery, 42nd Division. 

Campbell Huxley Brown. /Captain, Adjutant to Major, 
in 3rd Battalion Marine Corps. 

Lucius Polk Brown. Captain in Sanitary Corps of the 

Dug-I^ss Oogd-elle. Was one of the Lost Battalion in 


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France that had no food or water for several days. 

Rhea Oogdteile. On his eighteenth birthday he volun- 
teered for service in the Wireless Department; was pro- 
moted, in a few days, to instructor; after going to France 
be continued in this position until the end of the war. He 
was so verv proficient Marconi took him to South America 
as soofi as he was mustered out of the service. 

William F. Cooper. Captain in 165th Depot Brigade, 
7th Battalion. 

Bradley Gurrey. Captain, A. P. 0. 714, A. E. F., France. 

John Dismukes. Captain. 

John L. Dismukes. High private. Intelligence Section 
Headquarters 3rd Battalion, Rainbow Division. 

Andrew J. Donelson. Captain in 115th Field Artillery. 

Frank Donelson. Captain in Headquarters Development 
Battalion, Camp Sevier. 

Andrew J. Donelson. U. S. A. Training Detachment, 
S. A. T. C. 

Martin Donelson, M. D., in charge of Naval Hospital, 
Norfolk, Virginia. 

John Martin Donelson. Section W. Tennessee Draft 

Hammond Gurry Dyas, served in the Marine Corps in 
Belgium €uid France. 

John Branch Donelson. Tank Service, A. E. F. 

Harry Smith Dunn. 1st Lieutenant Grenade Instructor 
Conipany F, 229th Infantry, A. E. F. 

Efdward Dunn. S. A. T. C. Vanderbilt University, 
Niashville, Tenniessee. 

Joseph Ford. Corporal in 340th Aero Squadron, Field 
No. 2, Hempstead, Long Island. 

William Walton Ford. 1st Lieutenant in 317th Field 
Artillery, Slst Division. 

Lewis E. Ford. 2nd Lieutenant in Air Service, A. E. F. 
Eugene C. Ford. Sergean'tt in Ordnance Department, 
A. E. F. 

William Frost. Cadet C. M. A. Reserve Officers Training 
Camp, Gulf Port, Mississippi. 

Walker EdNvard Fros)t. U. S. A. Base Hospital 57, Paris 
Prance. He was decorated by the French Minister of War 
for "extreme devotion to duty in time of peril". 

William Franklin. Supply Sergeani, Officers Training 
Camp, Camp Pike. 

Samuel Gordk)n. Captain, Camp Hancock, Georgia. 
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T. G. Gordon. Sergeant, Supply Company 49th Field 
Artillery, Fort Sill. 

Rhea Rodlgers Greer Hamill. Colorado Volunteers State 
Service No. 3334. 

Wade Hadley. Sanitary Detachment 105 Supply Train. 
A. E. F. 

Charles Hardy. Corporal in 130th Field Artillery. 

Andrew J. Hays. 2nd Lieutenant in 113th Machine Gun 
Battalion Company, C. A. P. 0. 749, A. E. F. 

Dennis Smith Hays. Corporal in 49th Field Artillery, 
Battery B, Fort Sill. 

Hugh Donelson Hays. Lieutenan't in 2nd M. S. Battalion, 
Isl. Division. Served overseas. 

John McLemore Hays. Sergeant, Marines, Paris Island. 

Joseph Gregory Hays. 115bh Field Artillery. 

J. Walker Hays. Field Artilery. 

Andrew Jackson. Sergeant in Headquarters 157th 
Artillery Brigade, 82nd Division. 

Albert Marble Jackson. Corporal in Canadian Expedi- 
tionary Forces. 

A.G.Kean. First-Class Yeoman, Shore doity. New York. 

Richard Gordon Kean. Captain in 43rd Company 2nd 
Battalion 165 D. B. 

Harry Kean. Bugkr U. S. Albatross. 
Charles H. Lake. 2nd) Lieutenant in Field Artillery, 
Gconp Zachary Taylor. 

Donelson Martin Lake. 1st Lieutenant in 151st Field 
Artillery, Rainbow Division. 

Henry Lake. Captain in Signal Corps Chief Signal, 
Washington, D. C. 

John Marshall Lawrence. Training for Aviation Service, 
Camp Bowie, Texas. 

Frank Litflefield. Sergeant-Major, Gas Defense, Rhode 

William Love. 5Tlh Pioneer Infantry. 

Paul McKnight. S. A. T. C. 

Fitzhugh Murray. S. A. T. C, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

William Murray. 30th Division. 

George W. Polk. 2nd Lieutenant in Air Service, Boston 
School of Technology. 

Harry Polk. 33rd Regiment Engineers, Company D, 
A. E. F. 

Philip Read. Observation Section Aviation, Hempstead, 
Long Island. 

George Read. Commander in Machine Gun Company, 
Regular Army, 52nd Infantry, A. E. F. 


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Hunter Rodgers. Y. M. C. A. Secretary. 

Viola Rodgers. Went to France at the commencement 
of the war and engaged in Hospital work. After America 
entered the war she and a friend were in charge of a hos- 
pital in Paris. 

Frank Edmond Russell. S. A. T. C. University of 

James Donald Russell. Instructon in bayonet practice, 
was in Engineers Gorps at Gaimp Humphries, near Washing- 
ton, D. C, and a member of the squad that won the World's 
highest record in building a jwntoon bridge, which they 
built across the Potomac. 

Wiley Scott Russell. 

Albert Perrine Smith. Corporal in H5th Filed Artillery. 

McGregor Smith. 2nd Lieutenant in Infantry. 

John G. Symmes II. Sergeant in Headquarters Depart- 
ment 896th Division, Gamp Wadsworth. 

Matt N. Thomson. Gorporal in Battery E 114th Field 

Fannie Walton. Red Gross nurse. Went overseas with 
the Vanderbilt Unit. Served at the Red Gross Base Hospital 
No. 17, A. E. F. 

Priestly Wherry. 55th Field Artillery Brigade, A. E. F. 

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Williiam Hardwick was about twertiy-seven years old ia 
1655, accQPddng to his deposition made in Westmorland 
County, Virginia. We may place hi-s birtli aJ>out 1618. 
As will be seen betow, he aim 1668 or 69. He is probably 
identical with the William H<ardige fcransporled into Mary- 
land in 1636, (hat is, when eighteen years old. 

In 1642 William Hardige, Nathaniel Pope et al. were 
living in St. Mary's Hundred, Maryland. In 1645 William 
Hardwick and Thomas Sturman, (his father-in-law), be- 
ing Puriians, were involved' in the "disturbances of Rich- 
ard Ingle. In 1650 William Hardwick, John Sturman 
el al. signed a petition in Maryland. Apparently soon 
after this, Hardwick and the Slurmans, and probably 'also 
Nathaniel Pope, moved to Virginia. 

In Northumberland County, Virginia, in 1653, William 
Hardige received patent for one thousand acres. In 1659 
William HardwicK, Gent, sold to Richard Sturman, in 
Weslimoreland Oounty. In 1664 William Hardwick re- 
ceived patent for one hundred acres in Westmoreland 
(bounty. Virginia. 

William Hardwick, who became Lieutenant-Colonel of 
Militia, marrtted first, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stur- 
man, probably before 1650. .'She seems to have been the 
mother of his children. He married second, Margaret, 
daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Pope, who died in Wesl- 
(mloreland Oounty, in 1660. Colonel Pope's daugh- 
ter, Anne, married John Was^hingtonj ancestor of 
George Washington. So William Hardwick was great- 
great uncle by marriage of our first President. Hardwick's 
second marriage 'took place in 1659 or before.' 

William Hardwick, ^'late of Nominy, Wes»Iimoreland 
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Tiiade his will October twenty-foiirth, 1668, which was 
probated January eig'hth, 1(569. This will deals with the 
t€sta>tar's estate in England and he refers to another of 
the same date relating to his property in Virginia, which 
will has not yet been discovered. All the heirs mentioned 
in the surviving will, seem ito be living in England at that 
time, so far as ascertainable from the wi'll. Possiblv there 
were other heirs in Virginia named in the lost will. The 
surviving will mentions wife Margairet, who received 15<J 
pounds on oonditipn of fulfilling certain requests mentioned 
in the other will regarding the estate in Virginia; sister 
Elizabeth Boyee; Do<rc)lhy Gyle and Mar>' Penyman (no rela- 
tionship staled); brother Thomas Hardwick; son William 
Hardwick, who is to con'linue liSs schooling in England 
until ho is twenty-oue; daughter Elizabeth Wynston. Ho 
names brother-in-law Mt. Augustine Hull and Cozen 
Thomas Youle in his w^:ll. Ovei*seers of the i>res<Mit will 
are 'Kiomas Burg.^s, of Bristol, (^hirurgon, and son-in-law 
Robert Wynsfon. WLtn»ess^'s an> FrancoiS Bell, James Bell, 
Thojnas Boyce, junior, Fulwood. I The execullors of the 
other will undoubtedly lived in Virginia. Of these Cozen 
Thomas Youle was the son of Captain Thomas Ewell, or 
Youell, who mamed Anne Sturman, sister to Hardwick's 
ilrst wife, whence he is called G(3zen (nephew by marriage). 
William Hainlwick, the first, certainly had two child"ren, 
namely (1) William Hardwick, the second. (Captain and 
, .a anember of the House of BurgesSes in 1682), and (2) 
Elizabeth the wife of Robert Wynston. William Hardwick 
(2), returned to Virginia and niarried Frances, said to be 
Ihe daughter of L>r. Thomas Crerriaixl. l^^fori^ she 
married Hardwick she is said to have been the wife of 
^Colonel Thomas Spake, Colonel \alentiiu» Peyton and Cap- 
tain John Appleton, so her union with Hardwick was her 
founlh marriagi\ How^ever, another ^\Titer. upon what 
authority I do not know, while representing the first three 
nuimages of Frances Gerrard as above, gives her Cohmel 
John \Vashington as her fourth hu'sband. But it is certain 
that Hardwick was one of her husband s for 'the reason that 
said Hardwick's daughter had a brother (half-brother) 
•n^imed Getrrard Peyton (see bellow). 

William Hardige, merchant, of Westmoreland County, 
received power of atittorney June 19. 1677, from Thomas 
Popi^ of Brisitol, England, made a will Se{>bember3, 1684, pr^)- 
bat-ed October 20, 1685, in which he ■lU'enMons plantations 
on Pope's Cref^k, Westmoreland County, /Vi-rginia, and 
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Hardridge, Mr. Lawreiice Washington anrf Mr. John Wasli- 
ington, all af Virginia." as guardians of his sone. William 
HardHd^ was one of a jur>' which i^n) August 25. 1G77, 
fofiwid Jt)seph Hardridge (nndouhledly hisf kinsman) guilty 
of rebellion. Apparently (Colonel Washing'ton wae alstx iu- 
volved in fhis rebellion. William HaT«dlri(|ge was a Bur- 
gee at various times from 1682 to 1693 fnomi We&fcmoi^*- 
land Oninty. In October, 1692, he is mentionied as living 
near the mmith of Nominv Greek in Westmopeland Oi>unty. 
He seems tK) have d'iecf soon after th-ait date, for John 
Washdngton's will, 1697-98, refers to a watch given him 
by (Captain William Hardfidge's will (which will has not 
l>een discovered). John WasMngton leaves thds watch to 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hardridg^. The only M(rs. Elizabeth Har- 
dridge of whom we know, who might qualify here, is the. 
wtife of Will'iajn Hardwick, son of Jattnes, whose relation- 
ship to the emignnit William is in dooibt. But it is possible 
t'hat the marriage of William Hardwick (son of James) 
and Elizabeth (Brown, as we sihall see later) had not taken 
place so early as. 1697. If the prefix Mrs. were an error 
we might suppose tha't Elizabeth Hartridge, sole heir of 
Qiptadn William Hardnidg(\ was the recipient of the watch. 
riaj)tain Willinm Hardridge had only one child, Eliza- 
lieth, horn 1678, died February 25, 1722. She is men- 
tioned as sister (half-sister) of Gerrard Peyton in his 
will of 1687-88 (in which the testator ap})oinils his 
father-in-law, Mr. William Hardridge, as executor). She 
is also mentioned in a will of Richard Sturman, 1691, of 
Westmoreland f^ounty Virginia. H(» was j)robably her 
great uncle. She married Oolonel Henry Ashton, born 
July 30, 1671. (Colonel HiMiry Ashton and wife, Elizabeth 
Hardridge Ashton, had four daughters, namely Frances 
Elizabeth, Aiine and Grace Ash'ton arvd their descendanls, 
if any, are the sole descendiintis of (Captain William Hard- 
ridg(\ilihe emigrant, if C3ap^tain William was his only son. 

Living contem])oraneously with Oaptaiin William Hard- 
vMick in VA'i'stmoreland Oou'nity, Virginia, we find thr«'e 
others t)f "the nmne. James, Joseph and George Hardwick. 
James and Jos^'jj'h ^\^'ere brothers. George may also have 
been a brother, though no indticatiion of such relatiO'nshi|> 
has been found. All three m»Ry have btHMi sons of Wil- 
liam Hardwick the emigrant. The 'latter will, made in 
Bristol Eii gland, me^ntions only one son. WilMam was 
w^ith his faither in Eng^lauid at that time. But) 'testator 
refers to a second will tondhing propei^ti>^ in Virginia and 
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Ihiree Hardwicks. They mighit hlave beea older sons re- 
maiiHing in Virginia. However, no record of any of them 
earlier than 1670 in Vlirginda has been foundl. As will 
be seen below, James Hardwick wa-s undoubtedly a rela- 
tive of Oaptain Willliam Hardwick, for James in his will^ 
1698, refers ito sword and belt given him by Gaptlain Hard- 
wick. This would indicate that Captain William Hardwick 
having no sou bequeathed these manly trappings to his 
neiaipes'i male redatioii. If James was not the son of William^ 
thie emigrant, he -may h<ave been »lihe eon of the lafcter's 
brother, Thomas, mentioned in the will cited above. Beyond 
this northing can be said until further evidence is discovered. 

George Haridwick mamed Mary Powell, diaughter of 
Jchn Powell, in 1678, or before. In 1696, he conveyed to 
Jolhn BuMer and wife, Sarah, their son, Robert BuUer, 
"for natural affecftion borne toward- <lhem" 100 acres, as 
on inheiritaince. Probably Sarah Buller was his daughter^ 
but she is not mentioned in his will dlated May 26, 1704. 
In this will hie represenHs himself as of Oopde Parish,, 
planter. He mentions wife Mary; son Robert Hardwick 
and the Mter's son, George Hardwick. Ifgrandsjoin George 
should die, hi^ estate is to go to the three daughters of 
William Stewart (no relation shown to testator). Apparently 
(his hope of nrnJe ofrspring depended on -his grandson 
Geoirge. Probably this hope failed as no liater Hardwicks 
are founid traceable to him. Ge^orge Hardw^ick's inventory 
is date«d Mardh 25,. 1713. 

Joseph Hardwick, as already seen, w'as involved in the 
rebellion of 1676. On September 25, 1675, Ridhai^ Go'lly, 
of Bristol, England, granted pow^r of attorney to his 
brother, Peter Gotly, now boaind' for Virginia, to deal with 
Joseph Hairdwick, late of Westbury in the County of Soni- 
ereet, England, Sergeniaker, but now resident in Virginia 
or Maryland. This paper was witnessed by Thomas Pope, 
William Andrews, and John Spencer. Wesitbury is not 
far from Bristol and to this region we should probably 
turn to find the English ancestors of these Hardwicks. The 
fact thiat Joseph Hardwick is in 1675 referred to as late of 
Westbury is a strong indication Hhat he had not yet lived 
in Virginia and was not therefore a son of William Hard- 
wick, the emigrant. Joseph Hardwick is mentioned by John 
Oarrier O'f Gople Parish in his will of 1696, as father-in- 
law (probably for step-father). John Carrier's wife was 
Elizal>eth. In 1698 Joseph Hardwick, of Gople Parish, sold 
to Elizabeth Currier (sic). Joseph Hardwick, of Nominy, in 
Parish of Cople, made will June 22, 1698, probated Augiast 


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31, 1698. He inen«lions no wife or children. He mentions 
ki'nam'an (brother) James iHiarch^iok; cousins (nephews) 
James Harciwick and Thomas Hardwick; childTen of Wil- 
liam Rarle to -remain with executor (no relationship 
stated); refers to land bought of Richard Sturman; other 
persons mentioned: in the will are Sarah :Glark, Williajm 
Sanford, senior, Henrietta Buckley, Richard Suttofn, Richard 
Middleton, Temperance Blanch flower, Benjamin Blanch- 
flower (execu'tor), Colonel William Pierce, and Captain 
Williaan Bridges. 

We now come to JAMES HARDWICK, brother of 
Joseph. He first appears in a deed in Westmoreland County, 
of 1670 as James Harditdh. He buys o-f Henry and Sarah 
Durant land Which had once belonged to Richard Sturman. 
In same year he bought froon Thomas Fositer. He married 
Ann ATffnsley or Armsby, apparently only child of John 
Armsby (died in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1659), 
and wife, Anne. On November 20, 1672, James Hardwick 
and wife, Ann, sold to Nicholas Spencer, land patented by 
John Artmsby in 1650, wliose da/ugh ter is wife of Jaimes 
Hardwick at t!he time of the transac^tion. All the later 
Hardwicks of the next and later generations seeim to be 
descended from this James. 

JAMES HARDWIGK was bom about 1647 (he was 
twentyseven years old in (1674) and died in 1698. His will 
is dated February 7, 1698, probaled Mardh 30, 1698. He 
mentions wife Ann; sons William, Joseph (Who receives 
the sword left him by Captain William Hardwick) ; 
dau)ghters Elizabeth and Lydia Hardwick (Lydia being 
Uinder fourteen years) ; wife's daughter Anne (from which 
we m-ay infer fiml James Harwick was her second hus- 
band) ; brother Joseplh Hardwick; Thomas Hardwick and 
Jaimes Hardwick (no relationship sitated but undoubtedly 
sons of the iostator for they receive portion of the estate 
tmd are also named as cousins, that is, nephews, in Joseph 
Hardwick's will; land furthermore as we shall see below 
Joseph Hardwick in 1708 had brother James; Henry As- 
bury, John Wright and Benjamin Blanchflower are more 

We shall now take up the children of James Hardwick, 
1698, leaving WILLIAM, probaMy the oldest, to the l^t. 
No further record has been found of Elizabeth and Thomas. 
Possibly Lydia, daug^hter of James Hardwick, married 
Thomas Walker, whose will dWed 1726 in Westmoreland, 
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H'archvick appears on t«he Westmoreland Order Book fop 
1708 wW^h wife Elizabeth and with brother Joseph Hard- 
wick. He is imdoaibtedly the son of James, 1698, and 
identical wifch James Hardwick. of (k>ple Paris»h, who made 
will June 12, 1749, probated 1749. In tlhis will h'e mentions 
wife Elizabeth, soais Thoimas and John Hardwick; son-in- 
law Elias Davis; daugh-ters Elizabeth Nash, Sarah Sum- 
mers, and Gyoway (?) Lane. In 1759 Thoonas Hardwick, 
of Cople Parish, and wife Eliaabelh, sold to Gerrard Hulls. 
He was son t)f ^Ihe James \^iho died 1749. James Hardige 
Lane Avho m«arried Miary Smi'Ili on Jamiary 12, 1758, in 
Overwhorten Parish, Stafford Gounty, Virginia, and later 
appears in Loudon Oounty, Virginia, may be a descend^ant 
of -the above Hardwick-Lane marriage. In a published 
work I find mention of a James Lane who about 1834 
married* Lvdia Hardag(\ She is prol>ably the Gyoway of the 
above will. 

Josepli HardAvick, son of Ja-mes, 1698, made will Decem- 
ber 24, 1726, probated Marc^h 29, 1727. He mentions wife 
Ann; ohildren tinder 16; *io all my cfhildrefi'' (not by 
name) ecfiially lands at Oople. Wife and nephew James 
Hardwick an* named as executors. So far only two namt^ 
of Joseph's children have been discovered, viz: Hazel 
(Haswell) Hardwi<5k and James HiardKvick. In 1748 Hazle 
Hardwick of Stafford Gounty, Virginia, planter, sold to 
Gerrard Hutt, of Gople Parish, Westmoreland Gounty, land 
lying in Gople Parish, being part of the land Joseph 
Hardwick, father of said Hazel, willed to him. No wife 
signs. In Overwharton Parisli, Stafford County, about 
1749 Haswell Hardwick married Mar>^ NorthcuW. They had 
children as follows : 

Ann Hardwick, born Janoiary 4, 1752. 

William Hardwick, born September 5, 1753. 

F]lizabeth Hardwick, born September 8, 1775. 

And perhaps others. 

In 1753 Haze^l Hardwick, of Frederick Gouniy, Virginia, 
jiate^nted 407 acres in Frederick Goimty. In same county 
on May 2, 1763, Hazel Hardwick and wife, Mary, sold the 
above ttracl of 407 acres to Andrew Beard and John Tate. 
The Ghester Gmmty, South Garolina, census for 1790 rtioWs 
Ha^el Hardwick at the head of a family. Probably he is 
♦hf same as the above as no record of his in Virginia ha« 
been found. 

James Hardwick, of Oople Piarish, son of Joseph, 1727, 
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of land whereon Joseph Hardwick, father of said James, 
lived. Isabel, wife of James Hardtvick, joins in the deed. 
No fuTther record of »Bhe deseenants of Joseph, 1727, has 
been found. 

We now take up WILLIAM HARDWICK, probably 
the oldest son of James Hardwick, 1698. He iiMtrried 
Elizabeth BrowTi, sisiter of George Brown, whose will dated 
1724 in Westmorelland GouTvty, refers to his sister Eliza- 
beth, wife of William Hardwick (probably meant for 
widow). WiMiam Hardwick madte e will Ootlober 31, 1718, 
proba*ted February 25, 1719. It was witnessed by William 
Hardwick, Joseph Hardwick, Aaron Hardwick, and Ann 
Robinson. Of these witnesses Joseph Hardwick was the 
testator's brother, who died in 1727. But the other two, 
William and Aaron Hardwick, ^re not yet placed. Possi- 
bly tlhey are older sons of ^he t*estator (not mentioned in 
his will. This Aftron Hard^vick is probably the Aaron 
Hardwick, of (/ople Parish, who in 17^ bought 100 acres 
of Henry Astniry. 

WILLIAM HARDWICK, 1718-19, mentions wife ELIZA- 
BETH, daughters Frances and Dorcas, sons George and 
J^mes, mentions children under 16; wife Elizabeth and son 
James are named as executors. 

LIAM, made will August 12, 1734, probated 1734. She 
mentions grandchildren Bailey Walker, RaioheJ Walker, 
Frances Hardwick, nephew (sic) Hannah Hardwick; 
nephew (sic) Ann, Hannah Ashton (no reMtionship 
stated) ; and son James Hardwick. The nephew Hannah 
Hardwick has not yet been pllaced. Apparently one of the 
slaughters of William Hiardwick had married a Walker 
before 'this d^ate. The grand cMld Francos Hardwick is 
probably the diaughter of James, see below. 

George Hardwick, son of the above William and Eliza- 
beth, in 1724, with Patrick Spence, Thomas Sturman, and 
Thomas James, took up 1678 acres in Westmoreland 
County. He died lapparen-tly unmarried. He made "v^ill 
Jime 30, 1732, probated soon afterward. He mentions 
moliher i Elizabeth Hardwick, brother James and his son 
William (under 21). Brother James is appointed executor. 

JAMES HARDWICK, son of William, 1718-19, married 
HENRIETTA GARLAND, daughter of William Ctorland. 
He made will Jmie 8, 1737, probated Septemher 27, 1737. 
In the probate he is called James Hardwick, junior, 
appai^ntly to distinguisih him from his uncle James Hard- 


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wick, who autlived him by ifwelve years, see above. He 
mentions wife Haney Ritta (sic) ; sons Aaron, George and 
WILLIAM HARD WICK; William Garland, junior, '^brother 
of my wife"; daughter Prances, and decees-ed broth'er 
George Hardwick. Henrietta Hardwick and William, 
land, junior, were executors of will of Jiames Hardwick, 
junior, in 1737. The father of Henrietta Hardwick was 
probably William Garland, whosie will dated February 21, 
1743, in Richmond County, Virginia, mentions son William 
Garland, daughtSer Mary cm'd grandfeon George Hardwick. 
This George Hardwick Was still a minor in 1750, when as 
heir of James Htirdwick, deceased, he chose William Hard- 
wick as guardian (probably his older brother). No further 
record of George or Frances, children of Jama's Hardw'ick, 
1737, has b^n fo<und. 

How^ever in the records of Jefferson County, Arkansas, 
is found the will of a Garifand Hardwick, who no doubt 
was the son of fhe above George. The will, dated Dec<^mber 
12, 1850 and probatetd December 29, 1852, names his wife, 
Nancy, and grandchildren Garland H. «and iMargaret R. 
Dorris, child'ren of deceased daiughter, Robinia T. Durriss, 
as sole legatees. 

We now take up Aaron Hardwick. Aaron, son of 
James Hardwick, 1737, cou«ld not be identical with Aaron 
Hardwick, who in 1718 witnessed will of William Hard- 
wick, and in 1722 bought! land. The reference given 
below may not <all belong to the same Aaron Hardwick. In 
Westmoreiland County in about 1756 Aaron Hardv\'ick ^s 
mentioned in connection with the building of a road. 
About same tione Aairon Hardwick sues Thconas Hard- 
wick, w*hich suit was dismissed. Aboul* 1760 John D^^boc 
w<as ordered to pay to Aaron Hardwick 638 pounds of 
tobacco for his services as witness in case of Deboc vs. 
Gerrard Hutt. About 1758 William Hardwack was ordered 
to pay Aaron Hardwick 203 pounds of tobacco for sei'\aces 
o5 witness in case of Hard^vick vs. Edmund Bulger. In 
Prince William Goimty, Virginia, on June 10, 1765, Aaron 
Hardwick sued George Boland for a small amount. 

We now approach this line from a different angel. In 
Fauquier County, Virginia, on December 12, 1787, license 
was granted to Corndius McCarty ito marry Sukey Hard- 
wick. The oldest son of -fchis large family was named 
Aaron Hardridge McCarty, from which fact it seems 
probable that his maternal granxifather w>as named Aaron 
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a certainly wh^n we find thsil 'the above Susan Hardwick 
M<»Gapty 'had a brother, William Heu'dwick , Who named 
his olciest son Garland Hardwick, which fact naturaJly 
connects him with James Hard wick, 1737, who married 
Henrietta Garland, see above. 

Aside from this brother William, Susan Hardwick Mc- 
Cart:j' also' hud brother John Hardwick and sister Eliza- 
beth Hardwick, James Kincheloe was granted license to 
marry Elizabeth Hardwick in FaAiquier County, Virginia, 
Decp^mber 7, 1790. They had Brandt, Hardwick, Eleanor 
Kinchel(K\ aind probably others. Thie writer has seen a 
deed (not rcorded' apparently) dated December 23, 181(5, 
by which Cornelius McOarty and Susannah, his wife, late 
Hardridge (sic) of Hardin County, Kentucky, sell to James 
Kinoheiloe, of Faoiquieir County, Virginia, 200 acres in 
Fauquier County, boug<ht by Margareit Hardridge (mother 
of the said Susamnah McGeu^ty), while a widow, of Thomas 
Glasscock, which said Margaret Hardridge afterwards 
married William Turley. The above Margaret Hardridge 
was born Glasscock and not Orear. She was the daughter 
of John Glasscock who patented land in present Fauquier 
Connty in 1728, ajid made will in Fauquier County, No- 
vember 27, 1774, in which will he juentions among others, 
daughter Margaret Turley. On October 1, 1771, Thomas 
Glasscock (son of the above John and brother of Mar- 
garet) and wife Agnes sold to Margaret Hardwick, 244 
acres. It is this transaction that the deed of Cornelius 
Mc( .arty aind bis wife Susannah, above mentioned, refers to. 
In 1774' Thomas Glaisscock ami wife Agnes sold to William 
Turley. On March 1, 1815, Sampson Turley, of Fauquier 
Oouiuty, sold' to Jaimes Kincfheloe the land which Thomas 
Glasscock and wife Agnes in 1771 sold to Margart Hard- 
wick. This seems to be the saone laind refenred to in the 
unrf^corded dfeed of Qornelius and Susannah Hardwick Mc- 
Oariy cited above. We may conclude then that before 
Ootober 1, 1771, the first husband (Aaron?) Hardwick, of 
Margaret GJasecock had died and in 1774 or before she 
had married William Turley, by Whoan as we know from 
dthter sources she had* eight children. Prom tihis fact we 
may infer. that she was comparativeily young when her 
first hiusband died. For the reason cdready given the 
writer is convinced that her first husband was Aaron 
Hapd\^ick, son of Jaaiies, 1737. It also seems certain that 
Aaron Hardwick was twice married, Margaret Glasscock 
keing the second wife. The reasons are as follows: Susan 


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Hardwick had a brot-her (half-brother) William Hardwick 
who was roarrioHi in 1776. Bui between 1771 and 1774 
Susan's motiher Margaret HttrdWick married a second 
time, 'do Tiw^ley, to WhKJon she bore eight children. She was 
not likely therefore to b(» tbe mother of William Hard- 
wick, old enough to marry in 1776. Furthermore con- 
firmatory evidence is foaind k\ t'he fragments of an old 
letter, which the writer has seen wri»t!ten by the abovo 
William Hardwick to Oornelius McGairty and Susan Mc- 
carty alxnit 1811. In this letter he calls Susan, his 
sister, but he also speaks of "your stepfafher (William 
Turley)^ whom your mother "married'. The pronoun 
YOUR (twice used) indicates t»hat they had different 
inotfhem. He mentions removal of her mother to Goose 
Oeek, near Rector Town. And tlien "on my retiiu»n (from 
when*, not shown in <»xisting fragmente) I found you, 
brottier John and sister Elizabeth playing in the negro 
house, which was the first time I ever snw yoai" (coii- 
firms conjecture that he was an older half-brotTher). "The 
year 1783 was the last 't'Lme I ever saw you". He sf)eaks 
of our ''niece Elletn Kinche-loe" through whom >he had heard 
of Susan McGarty's wliere^bonts. He states that he became 
a Methodist in 1788 and in 1702 he went into the miuistrj* in 
whidh he had been lalxiring for nineiteen years. From this 
statement we pl'aced the date of the letter in 1811. He 
states that he has been married thirty-five years next June 
26 (apparently then in 1776; further'confirmed by the fact 
that their oldest son was born in 1777). '*We have five sons 
and fmir <kmg'hters and 'have never had a death in our 
family. OM Sara«h, ihe negro that nursed riie, is still with 
me". *'We live near Louisville," (that is Jefferson County, 
Georgia). He mentions son William P. Hardwick, a sur- 
veyor, who is making a itrip to Kentucky and who is to 
carry this letter. He also mentions eldest son Garland 
Hardwick, near whom they are living. Descend^its of this 
William Hardwick ajgree 'Ihat he once lived in Fauquier 
County, Virginia, and later settled in Jefferson County, 
Georgia. He married Judith Parker, June 26, 1776. They 
had five sons and four daughters (see oM letter) as follows : 

Garland Hardwick (the ddest), born April 8, 1777. in 
Fauquier County, Virginia, and died April 8, 1837. 

William Parker Hardwick 1850. Married Sarah 

George W. Hardwick, nmrried first Elizabeth KennoH. 
second, Nancy Fontaine, and thiitl, Elisabeth Bush. 


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John Wesley HardKvick, married Mary Rivers Nally. 

Charles Haiilwick. , 

Hukiah Hardwick (married I>awson). 

Margaret Hardiwick. 

Frances Hardwick. 

(Names of only three daug'hters have been han-dted down, 
but there wa» a fourth livinig in 1811, w^ho probably died 
soon after) . 

Garland Hiaixtwick, born April 8, 1777, married, first, 
Jane Pawletlt, horn July 12, 1783, in Looiisa Ck>unty, Vir- 
ginia. This marriage took place April 16, 1800. She died 
August 11, 1807, without issue. He imarried, second, 
Dorothy Kennedy, December 22, 1807. She was born 
Jemiary 7, 1785, in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, 
and di^ August 23rd, 1849. Tli^v had five sons : 


George W. 

Benjamin F. 


Thomas Coke Hardwick. 

William Parker (not Park) Hard^wick, son of William 
and Judith Parker Hardwick, married about 181.5 Sarah 
Baker Cheatham. Their son, Thomas William Hardwick, 
married Mary Elizabeth Davis in 1848 and their son, Rob- 
ert William Hardwick, was the father of the present Sen- 
ator Thomas W. Hardwick. 

We now return to WILLIAM HARDWICK, son of 
James Hardwick, 1737, of Westmoreland County, Virginia. 
About 1752 William Hardwick sued Edmund Bulger. 
Aaron Hardwick wajs a witness at this suit. About the 
same "tiime William Hardwick's att^ac^ment agiaiinst estate 
of John Storj^ is dismissed. I reg'ard hiimi as identical 
with Williaim Hardwick who made will on March 23, 
1802, in Green County, Georgia, date of Probate April 
1, 1803. He mentions heirs of deceased son Ja^mes Hard- 
wick; sons William Hardwick, George Hardfuick, and 
GARLAND HARDWICK; daughters Martha Jones, Han- 
nab Dawkins, Nancy Daniel, Molly Fitzpatrick, and Peggy 
Hardlwick, granddaughter (Cynthia Haiidwick Filzpatrick, 
(fcbughter of Rene (sic) and Molly Fitzpatrick; sons George 
and GARLAND HARDWICK are named as executors. 
Witnesses are P. Park, Susan Park, B. Fitzpatrick. Here 
«!gain the occurrence of the name Garland seems to con- 
nect Williaim with James Hardwick, 1737, of Westmore- 
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Jefferson County, Georgia, and if the name Gtetrland rep- 
resents any pel'ationsbip to the ahove H'ardfwick-Garlan<i 
marriage, he could be no other 'than William, the son of 
James Hardwick, 1737. 

Children of th^ above William H<ardfwick, w(ho made will 
in Green Ooim'ty, Georgia, 1802-1803, an'd wife Nancy, 

(1) Jiaimes. (Nobhing known of descendants). 

(2) Martha. (Nothing known of descendants). 

(3) H'annah (or Haney). 

(4) Nancy. (Nothing known of her descendta.nts). 

(5) William. 

(6) George. 

(7) Garland. 

(8) Mollie. 

(9) Peggj\ (Nothing known of her descendants) . 
Of the foregoing: 

(1) JfiLmes married and left heirs, but of them the 
writer knows nothing. 

(2) Martiha m'arried Jones and' is mentioned in 

her father's will. 

(3) Haney (Hannah) Hfardwick, (bom 1755, died 

1837), married, first, Taylor by \Vhom she had one 


1 N^ncy, born 1779. 

Her second marriage was to William Dawkins about 
1786 or 1787. The children were : 

2 Garland I>awkins, born 1788. 

3 George Dawkins, born 1790. 

4 Daniel Dawkins, born 1793. 

5 Reuben Dawkins, born 1795. 
() Patsy Dawkins, born 1798. 
Of the above: 

Garland Dawkinis (1788-1892) married daughter of 
Oaplain William Barksidalt*. Hancock Oounty, Georgia. 
Ch. 1 Haney /\nn married William Iverson. 

2 Martha Ann, married David Lovejoy, Henry 

3 Dewitit Clinton (Jasper County, 1829), married 
1854 Pannie Jones, Muscogee County, moved to Jackson- 
ville, Flori'da. 

4 Garland Dawkins died unoiiarried. 

5 Virginia. 

6 E. LaFYivette Dawkines died in defense of Sa- 



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7 Myrtle, married Dr. S. B. Hopgood, Boaden, 

DeWitt Clinton I>awkins marrie'd Panme Jones. 

Ch. 1 Marlbha L. Ida M., married John H. 
Howell; 3. Dewi'lft andi Haney Young; 4. SaJlie A. and 
Geonge M. (from Prominent Men of Georgia and Florida). 

Rjeuben Dawkins (1795-1869), marrded 1. Mlortha Bird 
Fitzpatrick (died 1837). Oh. 1. John died unmarried. 
2. WaMer Scott andi Isaac Newton (1833-1866). 

Reuben Dajw^kins (1795-1865), married- (2) Elizabeth 

(Johnson) Hines 1881. 

Gh. 1 Sarab Ann Victoria (1839-1885), married John 
Williiam Pace. 

2 Haney Louisiana. (1841-1915), married 1. Isaac 
Pace. (2) Francis A. Boykin. 

3 Ann Elizabeth (1844-1869), married 1869 S. A. 
Garlic k 

4 Mariha Bird Fitzpatrick (1847-1900), married 
Edwin A. Houston 1866. 

5 William Daniel (1840), married (1) Mary Lou 
Pollard. (2) Winifred Garter. 

John Williiwn Pace and Sarah Dawkins. 
Gh. 1 Stephen, married' Gora Perdue, Garrollton, Geor- 
gia. CSi. 1. Alva. 

2 Thiomas, married'. Lives in Texas. 

3 Downer, married Slairfith Brown, Troy, Alabama. 

4 Elizaiellh Lou, married Clin Graven. 

5 Emmett, married and lives in Texas. 

6 Sarah Francis, anamed Weems Baskins, Gar- 
rollton, Georgia. 

(3) John, married Annice Petty. 
Francis A. Boykin and Haney Dawkins Pace. 

1 Frank Marshall, deceaised. 

2 Marvin, deceased. 

3 Gecil, married Gorinne Moses, GarrolHon, Georgia. 
S. A. Garlick and Anne E. Dawkins, deceased. 

Edwin A. Houston and Martha Bird Piizpah^ick Daw- 

1 Elizabeth, married Jere R. Traylor, daugiiter Martha 
Elizabeth Taylor. 

2 Walter, married Sallie Adair; two children: Adair 
and Mlarguerite. 

3 Martha Louisiana. 

4 Edwin, married Nettie Bakter; two children: Charles 
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WilMam Daniel Dawkins and Mary Lou Pollard. (1). 

1 Oarrie, married Gary Pruelt, Hairtsboro, Alabama. 

2 Walter, nmrried and lives in AJabama. 

3 Mar&hall, married Miss Evans, Alabama. 
Qhildren of Williaim Daniel Dawkins and Winifred 

Oarter : | 

i Carter. 

2 Reoiben. 

3 Lollie Belle. 

4 Annie Sarah. 

(4) Nancy married Willi^wn (?) Dan«iels and was men- 
tioned in will of her father. Nothing is known of her 

(5) William Hardwick bom March 17, 1760 married 
Nancy Shipp April 22, 1790, and died March 1, 1828, Han- 
cock County, Georgia, (Nancy Shipp Hardwick, born 
March 27, 1766, and died Febr.uarj^ 2, 1854). Their children 

Betsy, born January 17, 1791, married Allen Robffris 
November 17, 1809. 

Patsy, born March 19, 1792, married' David Lews 
May 2, 1809. 

Fmnkey, born January 22, 1794, died December 31, 1801. 

Polly, iWn Febniarv 11, 1796, married Adam Jones 
October 16 1811. 

Ridhara Shipj), bom December 7, 1797, married Martha 
Hamilton April 19, 1825. 

Sophie Garland', born March 10, 1800, married Stephen 
Jones, Januarys 28, 1819, died November 7, 1821. 

Eliza Hart,* born December 28, 1801. 

Nancy Barron, bom October 17, 1803, married Eli Mans- 
field, died April 19, 1852. 

James Jefferson, bom October 10, 1805, married Milicy 
Pride January 19, 1826. 

William Milerson, born M^rch 19, 1808. 

Harriet Washington, born April 30, 1810. 

(6) George Hardwick, born 17. Died St. 

Glair Oo'unify, Alabama, about June, 1824. Will d!ated 

April 16, 1823, recorded' July 1, 1824. Married 

Marj^ (or Polly) McTyeire. He lived in Jasper Oomitv, 
Georgia, 1809, to about 1818. Moved to St. CJlair Gaunty, 
Alabaima, about 1818 and died there. 

Issiue — Ghildren : 

1 James, nuarried; had a son, James Hardwick, men- 
tioned in grandfatheo^'s will. Son, Pickens Hardwick, at 


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Bmiichville, Ala. Died in SI. Glair County, Aliabajna. Left 
largie family. 

2 Daugtiter, who nwirried Willis Germany. (Ntuno 
next niention'ed in father's will, vVhich mentions son-in-law, 
Willis Grerniany. 

3 George. 

4 WilKani. Was killed in Mississippi. 

5 Garland. Died about 1888, aged 84, left number of 
children, Talledega CSounty, Georgia. OkJest son, Owen 
Hardwiek, Oroswell, Alabama. Son B. G. Hardwick, Hart- 
selle, Akbanm. (Son, James O. Hardwick, Eajsonvillo, Ala- 
bamia, 1901). 

(5 Frizzell McTyerie, born July 14, 1806. Represented 
CheroktM* Ooiinty, Aliabama, in Legislature. Died in Cher- 
okee. Alal>am>a. Four or five SK>ns killed C. S. A. 'Mrs. 
S. H. Raaney's fallier). Died November 19, 1869. 

7 Robert. Died in Henry or Rarbour County, Alabama. 
L(»ft large family. Colond McTyerie Hardwick,' oldest son. 
The f^imily lives at Hnrdwicksburg, Henry Countj', Ala- 
ban wi. 

8 Sidney. Born . Married (prior to 1823). 

WuK H. Rarn'hill. 

9 Kissiah. Rorn, July 16, 1800. Died April 16, 18<S3, 
at Covingtim. (leorgia. Married, first, October 24, 1^16, 
Cornelins Robhison, J«is|)er ticHinty, Georgia. Marriod 
second, Jamiary 11, 1838, Williiaim Gwiy Smith. Issue liy 
first luarriiage, James Hardwick, Caroline, Saline Frant-t^s 
and Sarah Jane. Issue by second* marriage, Roykin Smith. 

10 Nancy. (Unnmrried 1823). 

(7) Garland Hardwick. Rorn in South Carolina (?) 
<abonl 1770. Married Sus-an Venable about 1796 and died 
Benton Coamty, Arkansias, 1847. Their children were : 

1 John Wesley. Born August 15, 1797. Miarried Jane 
Monlgouiery September 22, 1818. Died April 4, 1852. 

2 George. Born , 1800. M'arrie-d Ellen An- 
drews and died' 1867. 

3 Thomas. Married Ann McFarlane. 

4 Jiainu^iS'. 

5 Mary. Married Joseph Barnett. 

6 Cynfliia. M«arried Rev. Peiarson. 

7 Joseph Tarply. Rorn August 3, 1811. Miarried Re- 
})ekah McFarlane and died 1851 or 1852. 

8 Charles F. Rorn , 1814. Married Eliz- 

abel*h HoIuk's; second, SIrong or Stroaid. 

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ri-ed Jane Montgomery September 22, 1818, and died April 
4, 1852. Their children were: 

1 Nancy Oaroline Elizabeth. Born October 16, 181^>. 
Died' Aoigwsi 27, 1838. 

2 William H. Foster June 28, 1838. Died near Docalur, 

3 Celine Augusta. Born June 14, 1822. M'arried W. 
Henry Tibbs February 2, 1843. Died September 28, 1888, 
at Dalton, Georgia. 

4 Susian Evaline. Born I>ecember 16, 1823. Mcu'ried 
J. Milton Holmes November 21, 1849. Died Janwary, 1911, 
neiar Decatur, Texas. 

5 ttuldia Margaret. Born Augusts 12, 1825. Married 
Robert H. Wallace March 27, 1865. Died near Decatur, 

6 Christopher LaFayetle. Born February 14, 1827. 
Married I^bel Tucker April 3, 1851. Died Miarch 3, 1901. 
at Cleveland, Tennessee. 

7 MiarlTia Eliza. Born October 27, 1829. Married 
William E. Key December 15, 1852, and died Miareh 10, 
1884, near Rodgers, Arkansias. 

-8 Franklin Eleflet. Bom September 27, 1831. Mar- 
ried SaJHe B. Barkesdiale Juirwe 23, 1859. Second, Minnie 
Kelly July 23, 1878. Died 1912. No Ohildi^n. 

9 Hai^h Montgomery. Born September 27, 1833. Mar- 
ried Marfha Dean Januiary 5, 1859. Second, Frances P. 
Grider September 6, 1866. Died August, 1907, in Oklah-oinia. 

11 William Henry Harrison. Born January 29, 1840, 
and dded Sepfember 8, 1840. 

12 (Cynthia Ann Amelia. Born July 30, 1842. Mamed 
Loniuel H. Ohapm'an January 27, 1865. Died' October 21, 
1880, uenr Cleveland, Tennessee. 

13 Mary Virginia Agnes.. Born Octlober 31, 1844. 
Married Andn^w M. Rodgers April 28, 1870. Lives in Cleve- 
land, Teiinessee. 

Literally 'hundreds of descendants of John W. Hard- 
wick are scatitered over the South and West. 

(6) Christoplier Lafayette Hardwick was born Feb- 
ruary 14, 1827, at the Oheirokee Agency (now Oharlesfon, 
Tennessee), while his faHher, John Wesley Hiardwick, was 
acting as Assistant Agent to his grandfather. Colonel 
Hugh L. Montgomery, who seirved as Indian Agent to the 
Oherokees from 1824 to 1838, or until the Indians were 
moved West. At an early age the -eibove Qhristcpher 
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later he married Isabel Tucker (chaiighler of Joseph and 
Mary Isabel Tucker) on Api'il 3, 1851. He was very active 
in (ihurch affairs, was one of the founders and mwt 
Mb^^ral friends of Centenary Female College, Presidenl 
Glewland Woolen Mill, President H'ardwick Stove Works 
at Cleveianti and Presiden«t of C. L. Herdtwick & Son^ 
Bankers at I>aIton, Georgia. He Died March 3, 1901. 

Ohildiren of Christopher Lafayette H^rdwiok and wife, 
Isabel Tmcker Har'dwick, were : 

1 Fmnk Tucker. Born March 23, 1852. Married Carrie 
Belle McChrtdieon Marcfh 11, 1880. Piresident C. L. Hard- 
wick Oompany, Bankers, Dallon. Georgia. 

2 Joseph Heniry. Born Pebruary 23, 1854. Married 
Oooksey A'della Harris November 16, 1875. President 
H»ardwick Stove Oompany, Clevelan-d, Tennessee. 

3 John Millard. Bom Au^st 14, 1856. Was killed in 
a railroad' accident while on 'his way to Europe July 2, 1880. 

4 James Oscar. Born May 3, 1859. Mamed Ida Ruff 
February 12, 1885. Business "mtein at Atltoitla, Georgia. 

5 George Lee. Born October 13, 1861. Married Fana-e 
McCutcheon January 22, 1885. President Cleveland Wooica 
Mills, Cleveland, Tennessee. 

6 Nwa Isabel. Born October 23, 1863. Married Joha 
C. Ra.msey Maroh 30, 1883. Lives in Glevelan-d, Tennessee. 

7 Miaggie Julia. Born May 20, 1866. Married James 
L. Caldwell January 3, 1888. Died in Chattanooga, Ten- 
nessee, September 2, 1897. 

8 Fre'nch Montgomery. Born September 26, 1868, and 
died May 4, 1869. 

9 Houston Lafayette. Born March 29, 1870, and died 
February 28, 1899. 

10 Julius Holmes. Born December 4, 1872. Married 
Florine Eslell Jones October 23, 1895, and died January 
19, 1904. 

11 Fannie Lucrelia. Born September 30, 1875, and 
died from effects of a burn January 23, 1878. 

12 Anna Bell. Born July 16, 1878. Married Reeveg 
Brown October 15, 1903. Lives in Macon, Georgia. 

For descendiantis of above see Howard Faniily in Vol. i 
Notable Southern Families. 

2 George Hardfwick. Born 1800. Married Ellen An- 
drews 1825. Died 1867 in Missouri. 

Their cMldren were: 

James. Bom 1826. 

George A. Born 1829. 


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Hillard P. Bom 1833. 
Pulton E. P. Borrn 1836. 

3 ThonMS. Married Ana MoFarkne, but of their de- 
•oendiants I kn-ow nothing. 

4 Janf>es. (Nothing is known of him or his descend- 
ants). - 

5 M<ary. Married Joseph BarneM. 

6 Cynthia. Marrted Rev. Mr. Pearson. 

7 Joseph Tarj>ly. Horn August 3, 1811. Married 
Rebekeh McFarlane 1837 and diedi 1851 or 1852 in Benlon 
County, Arkansas. 

Their <5hildren were : 
Washington. Bc^rn 1838. 
Thomas B. Born 1840. 
Lucy. Bom 1843. 
Rot)ert. Born 1844. 
Williaim. Boini 1847. 

8 Ghlarles F. ]3orn 1814. Married first Elizabeth 
Holmes and second Amanda Strong or Stiroud. 

GbiMren b>' first vvife : 
Mary. Bom 1837. 
Sop'hroni'a. Born 1842. 
Riachel. Bom 1844. 

1) Mollie HardAA'ick married Rene Fitzpatrick February 
5, 1798y and died in Jasper Uouiity, Georgia. 

1 GjTithia Hnrdwick f^'tzpalrick. 

2 Nancy Fitzpatrick. 

GynWhia H«ardwiok Fitzpatrick was born . Mar- 
ried first John Byrom March 9, 1815, and died I)(»cember 
16, 1882. 

Thieir sonis Were: 

1 William Hardwiick Byrom. Born August 21, 1817. 
Married Susan Maria Gunn (born Jime 10, 1829), and died 
Augu&t 18, 1873. 

2 Sej-rmour Scott Byrom. Born Januarj 15, 1819, and 
died October 15, 1827. 

l%e children of the above William Hardwick Byrom and 
Susjan Maria Gunn were: 

1 Jo^hn Seymour Byrom. 

2 Adella Virginia Byrom. 

3 Anne Maud BjTom. 

4 William Franklin Byrom. 

1 John Seymour Byrom. Born September 3, 1849. 
Married Mrs. Eoline Butts White (widow of Goodrich 
Whiles May 3, 1876. 


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Their chldren were : 

1 William Hardwiek IJynwn (umnaiTied). 

2 Seymour Birits Byrom. 

(1) Seymoinr Rutls'lJynwn. Ilorn June 26 1880. Mar.-^ . 
ried KaHh-erino Rogers Glaylon January 29, 1901. 

1 John SejTiiour Byrom, Junior. Born 1901. 

2 Kafherine Eolino' Byrom. Born 1903. 

(2) Adella VirgdwiH Byrom. Born December 20, 1852, 
Married James M. DuPree July, 1875. 

Their chdldn^i are : 

1 Juiia. 
2^ James. 

3 Hattie. 

Of flhe above Julia Dupree married Lacy Boyd and 
has one son, Jamies Boyd. 

2 .I'ames Dupree, Junior. Married Ida Clews and ha-s 
Jaimes Dupree third. 

3 Hattie Dupree. Married Newman Gallaher and has 
one dlaughiter, Harriet Gallaiher. 

(3) Anwie Maud Byroim. Born February 20, 1853. 
Married Willi»aim H. Clarke December, 1885, and died July 
25, 1896. 

Their children were: 

1 Susiie Clarke. 

2 Byrom Clairke. 

3 William Clarke. 

4 Pauline Clarke. 

Susie Clarke married James Chapman and has one child, 
Henry Chapm^an. 

Byrom Clarke married Delphine Marion. Their children 

1 Lonisi'. 

2 Delphine. 

3 Marion. 

William Clarke is unimarried. 

Pauline Clarke married Alver Joiner and has one child, 
Pauline Joiner. 

(4) Witliam Franklin Byroim. Born May 12, 1856. 

(5 Jiiliu Brooks Byrom. Born July 23, 1858. Mar- 
ried Dempsy Brown Wimberly October 27, 1875. 

Their children are : 

1 Mary Wimberly. 

r^ Brown Wimberly. (Unmarried). 

Mary Wimberly mairried Norwood Robson and has two 
dJaugbtere : 


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1 Julia Wimbwly. 

2 Narwood. 

Cynthia Herdnvick Fitzpairick (wi<k>w of John Byrom> 
AMfiUB snan^ed <b Ediward Varner July 6, 1823. 
By this marriage Hh^ere were : 

1 Andrew Ja^»on Varnep. Bom 1824. Died un- 

2 Jefferson Monroe Varner. Bora 1825 and died un- 

3 CiinAon Lafayette Varner. Born 1827. 

4 Mary Josephine Varner. Born 1830 and died young. 

5 John Caark Varner. Born 1832. Married Mary^ 
first 1884. 

Cynthia Amanda Varner. Born 1835 and died un- 

7 Narcissa Josephine Varner. Born 1837 ( unmarried K 

Clin ton Laifaye^te Varner. Married and had : 

1 Frank Giunn Varner. 

2 Andrew Jackson Varner. 

3 JuHa Viarner. Married Gbapman. 

4 Paul Varner. 

5 Forrest Lee Varner. 

6 Robert Lee Varner. 

John Clark Varner. Married €md had :, 

1 Gordon Varner. 

2 Mary Neely Varner. 

3 Valeria Lamar Varner. Married White. 

4 Kenan Varner. 

5 OyntMa Bird Varner. Married Sanders. 

(2) Nancy FitzpaMck, daoigMler of MoUv Hardwick: 
and Rene Fitzpatrick. Born October 2, 1804. Married 
John Smith Davenport Bvrom March 3, 1818, and died! 
September 3, 1877. 

Their children were : 

1 Henry Crawford Byrom. Born December 15, 1818. 
Married, first, Miss Lay; second, Julia Harlan and childless. 
Died December 21, 1849. 

2 William Hardwick Byrom. Born October 2, 1825. 
Married Julinah Fife 1846 and died Augxust 2, 1853. 

3 Polly Byrom. 

The children of \fhe above William H«uxlwick Byrom and 
wife Julinah Fite Byrom were : 

1 John S. D. Byrom, Junior. 

2 Nancy Byrom. 

3 William Henry C. Byrom. 


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(1) John S. D. Byrom, Ju'ni'or. Bom 1848. Married, 
first, Lenora Smith in 1873 and, second, Elizabeth Senter 
in 1883. 

(2) Nancy Byrom. Born 1850. Maimed 0. G. Harris 

(3) William Heoiy B. (Doc) Bypom. Born November 
23, 1852. Married Sudie R. Mayfield 1878. 

Their children are: 

1 Naocy Byrom. Bom June 30, 1881. 

2 Julia Byrom. Bom September 27, 1883. 

3 Alex. Mayfield Byrom. Born November 16, 1885. 

4 Qra Byrom. Born November 1, 1887. 

5 William Cainton Byrom. Bom June 20, 1892. 

6 Majud Byrom. Bom Augoist 22, 1896. 

(9) Peggy, mentioned in William Hairdwick's will and 
unmarried in 1801-1803. Sh'e is fthoiught to have later mar- 
ried a Venable. 

The tides of emigralion seem to have carried the Hard- 
wicks soutlh. The census of 1790 for Sooi'dh Qarolina gives 
the following: In Oamden District, Chester Oounty, Hazel 
HardWch and Moses Hardridge. In Geor^town District, 
Prince George Parish, John Hardwick, Aaron H<ardwick, 
and Samuel Hardwick. In Union Oounty, Thomas Hard- 
wick. The descendants of the two William Hardwicfcs of 
Geo^a are scattered from Georgia io Texas. 

Th<e n^ame almost disappears from 'Westmoreland 
Oounty, ViTginiia. On July 11, 1787, Aaron Hardage in this 
county was granted license to marry Sallie Harrison, fn 
1819 Aaron Hardwick bought of Richard Straugh. On 
July 8, 1823, Daniel H. Hardwick w^ granted license to 
marry Lucy Sondth. The writer is inibrmed Jtlhlat there is 
.only <me person now in Westmc tand County of the 
Hardwick name, and apparently none in Staflford, Prince 
William, and Fauquier Counties. 

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John H-aywood, the founder of the Haywood family in 
North (]laroliiia, was horn in (ihrisit Ohurch Parish, near 
St. Michael's, in the Island of Barbadoes. He was the son 
of Sir John Haywood, a younger brother of Sir Henry 
Haywood, a Knight and Tn«agistrate in England and he 
must have been a man of some note, as Evelyn in fei« 
Memoirs speaks of having met him at court, noting his 
"arrogant manner''. 

John Haywood settled in 1730 at the mouth of the 
Coneoanarie, in Halifax which was then a part of Edge- 
comb, North Carolina. He was a man of importance in 
the settleonent and was made treasurer of <the northern 
counties of the Province in 1752. He held this office omtO 
his death in 1758. 

John Htiy^vood married Mary Lovett. Their seven 
children were; 

(I) Williaim Henry Haywood 

(II) Sherwood Haj^wood 

(III) Mary Haywood 

(IV) Elizabeth Haywood 

(V) Deborah Haywood 

(VI) Egbert Haywood 

(VII John Haywood', Second. 


William Henry Haywood, son of John Haj-wood, the 
epi^^ant and his wife Mary Lovett Haywood, was bom 
Bbout 1735. He was a member of the Committee of sajfelf 
for the Halifax District, 1775; a member of the Provincial 
Ckmgress at Halifax in April 1776; also a member of ifebe 
»ame body at the same place in November 1776; and wu 
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was appointed a (member of the Gooincil of State. He lived 
in Edjgeoomb County, North Carolina. He married Charity 
Hare, presumably about 1755. They had ten children : 

( 1 ) Jeminrn Hayvvood 

(2) John Haywood 

1 3) Ann Haywood • 

(4), Charity Haywood 

(5) Mary Haywood 

(6) Sherwood Haywood 

(7) Elizabeth HayVood 

(8) William Henry Haywood, Second 

(9) Stephen Haj^'ood' 
(10) F]lizabeth Hiav^w'o^od 

Of 'the foregoing: 

(1) Jemima Haywood, daughter of William Henry Hay- 
wood and his wife Charity Hare Haywood, married John 
Whitfield of Lenoir. She died in 1837. Her childri^n were 
(a) Williaan Haywooct Whillield (who married twice and 
left seven children) ; (b) Oonstantine Whitfield (who lePk 
five children) ; (c) Sherw«ood Whitfield (who died unmar- 
ried) ; (d) John Waiter Whitfield (who left three ; 

(e) Jemima WhWfield (who married first Middleton, 

and second, Williams and left six children); (f) 

Mary Rufiin Whitfield; (g) Keziaih Arabella Whitfield (who 
left three children) ; (h) Rachel Daniel Whitfield (who 
married John Jones and had five childiren) ; (i» George 
Washington Whitfield. 

(2) John Haywood, son of Colonel William Henry Hay- 
wood and his wife Charity Hare Haywood was state Treas- 
urer of Nortlh Carolina for forty years. He married twice, 
flrst, Sarah Leigh, and second Eliza Williams, daughtser of 
John Pugh Williams. He had six children: (a) Jjo^hn Hay- • 
wood (who died unmarried) ; (b) George Washington 
Haywood (Who d-ied unmarried) ; (c) Thomas Burges Hay- 
woiod (who dSed unmarried) ; (d) Dr. Fabius Jiulius Hay- 
wood (who married Mar<thia Whitaker and had four chil- 
dren, Fabius Julius Haywood, second, Joihn Pugh Hay- 
wood, Joseph Haywood, and Mcu^y Haywood who married . 
Judge Daniel G. Fowler) ; (e) Frances Ann Haywood (who 
died unmarried) ; (f) Edmund Burke Haywood (who mar- 
ried Lucy Williams and had seven children: Edmund 
Burke Haywood, second, Alfred Haywood. Dr. Hubert Hay- 
wood, Ernest Haywood, Edgar Haywood, John Haj*wood 
and Eliza Hayw^ood', who married Preston Bridgers. 


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(3) Ann Haywood, daughter of Colonel William Henry 
Haywood and wife, Gharity Haywood, was bom in 1760 
and died' in 1842. She married Dr. Robert Williaims, a 
surgeon in the Continental Army and) had two children: 
(a) Eliza Williaans (wiho married Reverend John Single- 
ton and had three sons, Colonel Goorge B. Singleton who 
w^s killed in battle, Colonel Richard Singleton and Colonel 
Thomas Singleton) ; (b) Dr. Robert Williams, second (who 
mairied and left children). 

(4) Gharity Haywood, daughter of Colonel William 
Henry Haywood and his wife Charity Hare Haywood, mar- 
ried Colonel Lawrence of Alabama, and leflt three c^hildren. 

(5) Mary Haywood, daughter or Colonel William Henry 
Haj-wood and his wife Oharillj^ Hare Haywood, married 
Ethelred Rulfiin and had two children: (a) Sarah Ruffln 
(who marriedl Dr. Heur>' Haywood; (b) Henry G. Ruflin 

(w^ho married Tart and had two sons, Colonel 

Samuel Ruflin and Colonel Thoonias Huffin (who was killed 
at the Battle of Ha^milton Crossing in Virginia). 

(6) Sherwood Haywood, son of Colonel William Henry 
Haywood and his wife Charity Hare Haywoodi, was born 
in 1782. He died in 1829. He married Eleanor Hawkins 
(wlio wias born 1776, died 1855). They had nine children: 
(a Ann Haj-wood (who married William A. Blount, and 
bad children, Major William A. Blount, second, of Raleigh, 
and Ann Blount, who married General L. O'Bryan Branch 
and h-ad Susan 0'Bry«an Branch, married RobertI H. Jones, 
William A. Branch; and Ann Branch, married 
Armisftead Jones; and Josephine Branch, who married Kerr 
Craige of Salisbury) ; (b) Sartdh Haywood (who married 
twice, first John Gray Blount and second Gavin Hoggj 
leaving no children by either husband) ; (c) Delia Haj'wood 
(who married twice, first General William Williams and 
second George E. Badger. Her son by her first marriage 
was Colonel Joseph John Williams of Tallahassee, Florida. 
By her second marriiage she had seven cihildren, namely: 
Mary Badger, mamed P. M. Hale, George Badger, second. 
Major Richard Oogdell Badger, Thomas Badger, Sherwooa 
Badger, Edward Stanley Badger, and Ann Badger, \\1io 

mamed twice, first Bryeui and second. Colonel Paul 

Bfidson) ; (d) Dr. Rufus Haj'wood (who died ummarried) ; 
(©) Lucy Haywood (w4io married John S. Bryan ^aaid had 
four children, niamely: A daughter wfeo married Bail 
Manly, a diaughter who married Thomas Badger, a 
daughter who married William H. Young and John S. 


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Bryan, second,) ; (f ) Francis P. Haywood (who married 
Iwice, first Ann Parell and second Mrs. MapfJha ioyner 
Austin, daughter of Colonel Andrew Joyner of Halifax; (g) 
Robert W. Hiaywood (who married Mary White and left 
one child; Mary Hiaywood) ; (h) Maria T. Haywood (who 
never married) ; (i)" Dr. Richard B. Haywood (who m:ir- 
ried Julia Hicks and hlad eight children, namely: Sher- 
wood Hiaywood, Graham Haywood, Eiliie Haywood (who 
married Colonel Carl A. Woodruff, U. S. A.), Lavinia Hay- 
wood, Howard Haywood, Marshall Haywood, Eleanor Hay- 
wood and Marian Haywood). 

The next child in tihis listi as given by Wheeler's Remi- 
niscence is Elizabeth Haywood (seventh child of William 
Henry Haywood and his wife Charity Hare Haywood). 
However the tenlth child is also given as Elizabeth Haj^wood 
and as married to Governor Edward B. Dudley, there is 
inianifestly an error. I conclude that the error is in Uie 
naarne of this daughter who married Henry Irwin Toole, as 
Governor Edward B. Dudley is clearly given in the Dudley 
record as married to Elizabeth Haywood. However the 
record as given in Wheeler's Reminiscences is : 

(7) Elizabelth Haywood, daughter of Colonel \Miham 
Henry Haywood and his wife Charity Hare Haywood, was 
born 1759. She died 1832. She married Henry Irwin Toole. 
First, of Edgecoonb, who was born in 1750 and died in 1791. 
They had three children, (a) Henry Irwin Toole, Second 
born 1768, died 1816 (who married Ann Blount, daughter 
of Governor William Blount of Tennessee and left Iv/o 
c>hildi*en, namely Heni*y Irwin Toole, Third, born 18 !0, died 
1850, married Margairet Telfair and Mary Eliza Toole, bow 
1812, married Dr. Josep^h J. LawTence of Tarboro, North 
Oai-olina) ; (b) Arabella Toole (who married Jamies West 
Clarke) and (c) Mary Toole (who married TheophiKis Par- 
ker, born 1775, died 1849, at Tarboro. They had six ohiJ- 
di^en, namely : Reverend John Hayw ood Parker, born 1815, 
died 1858, Oatherine C. Parker, bom 1817, married twice, 
flrs^t John Hargrave and seond Reverend Rolx^rt B. Dniue: 
Elizabeth T. Parker, born 1820, Reverend Joseph Blou»it 
CSiesJiire; Miarv^ W. Parker, born 1822, married twict\ first 
Pmnk Hargrave and married second, Governor Henry T. 
Clark; Colonel Francis M. Parker, and Arabella i\ Parker. 

(8) William Henry Haywood, Second, son of Colonel 
William Henrj^ Haywood and his wife Charity Hare Hay- 
woiod was born 1770; he died 1857. He married Aane 
Sheperd and had three children: (1) William Henry H:iy- 


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wood, Third, born 1810. He was* United States Senator from 
North Carolina. He married Jane Graibam and bad nine 
children, namely: William Henry Haywood, Fourth, (who 
was killed in the Battle of the Wil<iemess) ; Dunctn 
Cameron Haywood (who was killed a)t the Battle of G4)ld 
Harbor), Edward G. Haywood, Minerva Haywood (who 

mairied Baker), Jane Haywood (who inarric^d Sion 

H. Rogers), Ann Haywood fwho married Samuel Riggin), 

Margaret Haywood (wiho married Cameron), G»^r- 

trude Haywood ( v^^ho married George Trapier) , and Eli la- 
beth Haywood wjio died iwumarried) ; (2) Charity Haywjod 
married Governor Charles Manly and had eight children, 
namely: Colonel Jcuhn H. Manly (who married Carolin3 
Henry,) Langdon C. Manly, Cora Manly (who juarried 
Colonel George B. Sifiigle'lary), Helen Manly (wh-p married 

John Grimes), Julia Manly (who married Colone'l 

McDowell (who wnas killed in The War Ik^ween the Slates), 

Sophia Manly (who married Harding), Ida Manly 

(who married Dr. Joseph Baker of Tarbon>), and Basil 
Manly, Coimmander of Manly's Batterj' in the \\'ar Between 
the Sitates, who married Lucy Br>-aii. 

(9) Step'hcn Haywood, born 1772, died 1824, son of Wil- 
liam Henry Haywood and his wife Charity Hare' Haywood 

married twdce, first Lane, by whom 'he had 'IXvo sons, 

Dr. John Leigh Haywood and Benjamin Franklin Hay\vood, 
and married second, DeMa Hawkins by w"hoim lie had five 
children, namely: William Dallas Haywood (who married 
Mary CSannon), Margaret Craven Haywood (who married 

George Little) ; Lucinda Haywood (who married 

Sasser) , -Sarah Hatj^wood, and Philefmom H. Haj^vood of 
the United States Navy. 

(10 Elizabeth Haywood is given in Wheeler's Reminis- 
cence, from which most of 'this data was obtained, as the 
tenttti child of William Henry Haywood, First, and his wife 
Qh'arity Haywood. As the S(»venPh ch'Hdis a;ls»o listed €ls 
Elizabeth and is given as im«arried to Heiiryl Irwiii 'rm'le, 
there is manife^^tly an error. However tihe recoi^l as it ap- 
pears in Wheeler is: Elizabeth Haywood (tenth child) 
married Governor Edward B. Dudley. They had six chil- 
dren, namely: Edward B. Dudley, Second, William Heavy 

Dudley (<\VTho married Baker), Christopher Dudljy, 

Eliza Ann Dudile>* (who married . PurnelH, Ja.*ie 

Du(Mey (who married Julinson), and Margaret Dni- 

ley (wiio married Colonel Mellhenny). 

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Governor Edward B. Dudley is clearly given as married to 
Elizabeth Haywood. I't is therefore probable that the Eliza- 
beth Haywood who is given as the seventh child and mar- 
ried to Hf*nry Irwin Toole is an error. 


II Sherwood Haywood, son of John Haywood of Gonc- 
canarie and his wife Mary Lovatt Haywood, married Han- 
nah Gray and had one son, Adam John Haj^wood (who 
married his cousin Sarah Haj^wood, daughter of Egbert 
Haywood and his wife Sarah Ware Haywood^. They had 
one daughter, Margaret Hiaywood( diied 187^), who was 
the wife of Louis D. Henr>', born 1788, died 1840. and had 
one daughter, Virginia Henry (wlio anarried. Colonel Dun- 
can K. McRea) ; Caroline Henry (who married Colonel John 
H. Manly) ; Augusta Henrj^ who (married R. P. Waring) ; 
Margaret Henry (who married Edwiard G. Haywood) ; Mary 
Henry (who married Mathew P. Tajior) ; Malvina Heni*y 
(who' married Douglass Bell), and Looiis D. Henry, second, 
(who jmarried Virginia Massenburg) . 


III Mary Haywood, third' child of John Haj-wood of 
Goneoanarie and his wife Marj- Lovett Haywood, married 
the Reverend Thomas Rurgess in 1761. Their son, Lovett 
Burgess, married twice, first, Priscilla Monnie and second, 
Mrs. Black. By the last marriage he had five children, 

namely: Mary Burg(»ss (who married Alston, 1824). 

Elizabeth Burgess (who married Alston of Bedfora 

County, North Carolina 1812), Melissa Burgess (w^ho mar- 
ried General William Williams, whose daiugWter Melissa 
Williams married Odouel Joseph John Lrong and their 
daiight^T Ell<»n Long married General Junius l)aniel who 
was kill(»d at Ghanc(41ors\411e) , John Burf ord (who married 
Martha Alston) , and Thomas Burgess (wiho was a lawyer 
of Halifax and left no children). 


IV Elizabetih Haywood, daughter of John Hayw^ood of 
Conecanarie and his wife Mary Lovett Hayv^'ood, married 
Jesse Hare and died in 1774. ' She had two children, 
namely: Ann Hare (who married Isaac Groom; their son 
Isaac Groom, second, marred Sarah Pierson), and Maiy 
Hare (who married twice, first Richard Groom and second, 


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V DEBORAH HAYWOOD, cteughter of John Haywood 
of Gonecanarie ami his wife Mary Lovett Haywood, mar- 
ried John Hardy, bulf left no children. 


VI. Egbert, the sixth c?hild of John Haywood, of Goneca- 
naire, and his wife Mary Lovett Haywo(>d, married Saraii 
Ware. He died in 1801. They haKJ five children, namely: 
(a) Sarah; (b) John; (c) Henry; (d) Mary, and (e) Betsy, 
or as variously given, Elizabeth. 

(a) Sarah marrted her cousin, Adam John Haywood. 

(b) Joihn Haywood, second child and first son of Egbert 
Haywood and his wife, Sarah Ware, is of especial interest 
because he became a faimous Judge in North Carolina and 
a great historian. Haywood^s History of Tennessee is one 
of the mosit importanit volumes in Tennessee and Southern 
history. Judlge John Haywood is ancestor of the Tennessee 
family of the name, mos^l of whom reside in West Ten- 

Judge Joihn Haywood married Martha Edwards and they 
had, among other children, George W. Haywood (who mar- 
ried Sallie Dabney and whose descendan'ls arc in Giles 
Gounty, Tennessee, one of whom bears the family name 
Egbert Haj^wood (w*ho married Su-san Gannon Glasgow, 
and has descendonts in Brownsville, Tennessee). 

(c) Henry Haywood, a physician, married Sarah 

(d) Mary Hay'wood married a lawy<T whose name is 
given on one page of Wheeler's Rtuniniscences as (Captain 
Robert Bell and on another Captain William Bell. 
(As their first son was named William Hay- 
wood Bell and as they had no son Robert, it is probable 
that he was named William Bell). Captain Bell died leaving 
a large family of small children. Their mother's sis^lier, 
Betsy or Ehzabeth, was married to Colonel William Shep- 
perd. Colonel and Mrs. Shepperd took the orphaniHl Be'ls 
into their family, adopted Ihem and raised them to useful 

lives. Margaret Bell, the first child, married firsit 

Duffle, an eminent lawyer of North Carolina, married 


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second, Dr. Buchanon, of St. Stephens, Akbama, 

and married third, Adlai Osbo^rne, leaving by him one son, 
Egbert Osborne, who married Margaret Stmdwick, a niece 
of Ciolonei Sheppord (daughter of Marth'a Shepperd, and 
Mf>j or William F. St-riulwick, of Hillsboro, North Carolina;. 

William Hayw-ood Bell en^lered the United Slates Army 
and rose to a Caplain's coffiidnissi^Mi. While a second L'eii- 
tenant 'he invented a contrivance for tairning heavy ordi- 
nance witih rapidity. For this invention the Government 
voted him an appropriation of $25,000, which money he 
invesited in St. Louis real estate. The city grew rapidly and 
Captain Bell became inmiensely weM*hy. When about to 
die, shortly after tbe close of the War Between the States, 
he willed a large ^hare of 'his pro|x^rty to tihe descendamls of 
his ''benefactor,'' Oolonel WilWaim Shepperd, of Orange 
County, North Carolina. Henry Haywood Be»ll became an 
admiral in Khe Unitt^d States Navy. John Bell becam«* a 
daptain hi ihe United; Staites Navy. ElizabeJl'h J. Bell mar- 
ried Thoanas Ashe, grandson of Governor Ashe, and the 

other daughter, Bell, married Dr. How^ell, of 

West Tennessee. 

(e) B<Nlsy Haywood, or Elizabeth as sometimes given, 
married Colonel Williaim Shepperd. (This coupile gener- 
ously ad(Kj)ted their sister's child»ren and ^raised them, iis 
no*ed in foregoing paragrapih). Colonel and Mrs. William 
Shepperd had eight children, name^ly: (1) Sarah; (2) Betsy; 

(3) Susan; (4) Mary; (5) Marga«;et; (6) William; (7) 
Egbrrt; (8) Henry. (1) Sarah married Honorable William 
B. Grove, of Fayettesville, a member of Congress (1791- 
1802); they iliad a son, l>avid, who married' Susan Ashe; 

(2) Betsy, named for tier mother, maiiTied Colonel Samuel 
Ashe, born 1763 and died in 1835. (They had children Betsy 
Ashe, \Vho married Owen Holmes; Mary Porter Ashe, who 
married Dr. S. G. Moses, of SI. Louis; John B. Ashe, member 
of Congress from Tennessee, who married ihis cousin, Eliza 
Hay, and moved to Texas; William S. Ashe, who married 
Siarah Ann Gre(Mi; Thomas A^he, who maiTied Rosa Hill; 
Richard Porter Ashe, of San Francisco, who married Una 
Loyal; Susan Ashe, who married he«r oousin, David Grove, 
and Saira'h Asihe who married hnige Samuel Hall, of 
Georgia. (3) Susan Shepperd mawied David Hay. (Their 
child, Eliza Hay, married Honorable J. B. Asihe, as above 


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noled. (4) Mmy Shej)perd maiTied Samuel P. Ashe, of 
Halifax. Nonth Carolina. (5) Margaret Shepperd married' 
Dr. John Rogers. (6, 7, 8) William, Egbert and Henpj' Shep 
perd probably died unmarried, ^\^leeler says that another 
daughter of this family "mairied n Mr. Johnston and moved 
to Tennessee". This may refer to a second marriage of one 
of the daughters. 

VII John Haywood, second, son of John Haywood of 
Onieeanarie nnd his wife Mary Lovett, died umnarried. 

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Arms were granted to Walter Halliday in 1470 by Ed- 
ward IV., and confirmed to liis descendant Sir Leonard 
Halliday who was Lord Mayor of London 1640. 

1 Walter Halliday, Majster of the Revels to Edward 
IV., had among others a son, Henry, who married Miss 
Payne of Paynes Court, and was sea;teKl at Minchin Hamp- 

2 T'heir &on, William Halliday, -married Saraih Bridges, 
Aunt to Lord CShandas. 

3 Their son, Sir Leonard Halliday, married' Ann, daugh- 
ter and heiress of William Dincat or Dinhold, of Laug- 
ham, Suffolk, widow of Henry, Earl of Lancaster. 

4 Their son, John, seated at Froime, married Alice,, 
daughter of Alderman Ferravs. 

5 Their son, Thomas, settled in Virginia, married the 
^\iidow of Gol. John Hinton. 

Vol. II Colonial Families iji U, S. by George N. Mc- 
Kenzie, says : 

'^Thomas Halliday, (son of John of Frome, England), 
was living in Jamestown in 1660, and liad eleven children. 
But only Cwo are 'mentioned in the record at Williamsburg, 
ThooTKas the ancestor of the Maryland family and John 
Marshall, ancestor of the Virginia family. 

Thomas Halliday of Jamestown (James City Go.) 
patented landl in Isle of Wight Coianty. 

And'hony Halliday of Isle of Wight Oounty, was a son 
of Thomas of Jaimesil'own, and mentions Ms brother, Mar- 
shall, in his» will, *'Lands purchased froon his in 1717''. - 

The three sons of Thomas Halliday, 1., (son of John of 
Prome, England), and the first of the name in Virginia, 

A. Thomas, 2., <died 1703, married Miss Trueman, set- 


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tied ill Prince George Coaiiityj Md. 

B. Anthony, 2., will dal-ed January 1818, married prior 
to 1671, the widow of John Brewer, of Isle of Wight County. 

Va, John Marshall, who settled in Sjwtsylvania Coointy, 
Virginia, died in 1742. 

'Rue Hallidays gave Khe land on wtiich old St. John's 
Church is built. ITie vestry book is extlant in Suffolk now 
begins in 1749, and the Halliday^s from father to son were 
vestr>^-men and wardens. 


Tfhonias 2., Thoimas 1, of Virginia, (John of England)^ 
settled in Prince George Coainty, Marytand, 1703, married 
Miss Trueman of England. Ha<l sons.' • 

1 James Hallid'ay of ReacJbmirne, Queen Anne Col 

2 Cbl. Leonard Holliday of Brookfield, Prince George 
County, Maryland. No record. 

Hon. James Halliday of Read-bourne, boirn June 18, 1696 
died 1747, married May 3. 1720, Mrs. Sarah »Oovingft<)n 
Lloyd (widows and had': 

1 James Halliday, eminent lawyer and colonial ela'tes- 

2 Henry, bom March 9, 1725, di^d November 11. 1789 

3 Sarah. 

4 Talbot, married December 9, 1749, Anna Maria 
Robins of Peajch Blossom, had: 

1 Henrietta Maria. 

2 Samli. 

3 Anna Maria, born December 9, 1756. 

4 James (below). 

5 Thomas. 

6 Rebecca. 

7 Elizabeth. 

8 Henrj'. 

9 Margaret » 

Prince George Coimty, Marjiand, Census, 1776. 
James Holliday 35 years, wife Elizabeth 25 years. 
William 1 j^ear. 
Elizaljeth 8 years. 
Mary 7 vears. 


Anthony 2, (Thonms 1. John of England). 
SettJed in Isle of Wight Cvounty, Mrginia, married prior 
to 1671, the widow of John Brewer of same County. An- 


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thony was Burgess of Isle of Wight in 1690, and other 
years. Was one of the Jfiistices and according to the records, 
was a lawyer. 

His Wll is dated 1717, proved' January 1718, his chil- 
dren wei^ : 

1 Jonas, will dated July 4. 1713-14, died 1717, married 

2 Joseph', born 1669, (probably l(he oldest), died about 
1712-13, married Charity; had, 1. John, 2. Anthony, 3. 
Lemuel, imentioned in the will of Jonas, Anthony, Jonas, 
Sarah and Mary. 4. Brewer 'had daug'hters, on-e Elizabeth. 

3 Lemmel, no record. 

4 Brewer, no record. 

5 Sarah, no record. 

6 Mary, no record. 

7 Anthony, no record. 

Anthony 4 (Joseph 3, Anthony 2, Thomas,) called An- 
thony II, married Elizabeth Oodivvin, and 'their children 
w^re : 

1 Oharity. who nia«rried Jonathan God^win. 

2 Mary, who manned Jeromiah Godwin. 

3 Thomas, who married Mar>' BiH^uer. 

The children of Thomas Hojliday and Mary Brewer 
were : 

1 ElizalK»th, who 'married Jivsiiali Godwin. 

2 Brewer, 'marrindl bul no sons. 

3 Andrew, left hc^mie after (|»uanH»Iing Avith his father. 

4 Captain Joseph, boni^ 1730, died 1814, served in 
Revolutioimry war, uiarrii^d Patience Godwin, had a son, 
James, who married .\ima Gray (iodwin. 

Joseph Holliday served as Liemfenant in f^ptain 
N«ithnniel Fox's f^iOmpany, 6th Virginia Regiment, born in 
Nausemowd County. 

Jonas 3, (Anthony2, Thomas 1, (1st in Vi'rginia.) Was 
burgess fm- Norfolk Countv, is styled as Jonas Hallidav 
Gent. Will d'ated Jiuly 4. i"/ 13-14. 'l^^'t no children. Men'- 
tions his brothers and sistei^s. Wife Hannah was E. Upon 
death of his sister-in-law. Clarity Halloday, wife of his 
brollher, Joseph, lately d»^eased, he leaves t he property 
given her t'o his son, iivhn, at death. Elsewhere in llie 
will, he calls this John an'd his brother Anthony his Cous- 
ins, sons of his brother Joseph, lately cteceased. 

The first mention of Joiuis in Norfolk County, records 
is in 1705, when as justice he is present at the term of (M)unt. 
He had a patent of tand in 1711. Wife, Hannah, maiden 


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name probably Halliday, as in court records she is styled 
Mrs. Hanna'h Hollidlay, Holliday. 

Jonias Holliid'ay received 93 acres in Norfolk County, for 
iransporling Robert Sluard' and Hannah Holliday into 
the Ck)lony, April 27, 1711. 

W«LS shel-iff o'f Norfolk County, 1713-14-18. 

Williaim Holliday, broilher of John Marshall, Thomas 
an-d Anthony, St George's Parish, died December 4, 1744. 
Will proved Mlay 6, 1746, Ex-sons Charles and Robert, Leg. 
Wife Anne, sons John* Ohades, George and Robert. 
Daughter, Elizabeth,, wife of Thomas Dillard; daughter 
Ann, wife of John Robinson; grandson of John Robinson; 
grandson William Holliday, and of Robert; grandson Wil- 
liam Hollidlay, son of John. 


Goaild above John be one ^\iio married Elizabeth Long 
and died 1762, and bad «a son, William, born 1751, who 
married Catherine Hutt6n, and had Roberit, Thomas, Louise, 
Hatriel and Marj'. 

Second Generation 

Elizabeth 2, daughter of William 1st, (who di(^d 1744), 
wife of Thomas Dillard. He died October 23, 1774, will 
proved December 15, 1784, Ex. wife Sarah, son John Dil- 
lard and Elisha Desmukes. 

My firs* wife's children, Joseph, John, William, James. 
Thomas Dillard, Ann Peters, Jane Devall, Lucy, Han- 
nah DillarvJ, My wife's children, Richard, Fielding and 

NOTE. All page references in following records are 
to Orozier's Spotsylvania CounCy Reords, unless otherwse 

Gapttiin Jchn HoUoday, II, (Thomas I), Captain of Vir- 
ginia Rangers of Spotsylvania 'County, Virginia where he 
was located in 1702. Lived on East Creek in Southwest part 
of County where he is buried. Home called Bellefonte, 
f roan springs near by. An act of Virginia Assembled ordered 
court to be heM in the home of /John Holloday until court 
house could be complied. 

Session vms held in Capt&in Jo^hn's son's house, John 
junior, April 7/Ih, 1779. Always called' John Holloday 
Gent. Wife Anne Lewis (or Elizabeth). Find him as wit- 
ness to many wills and deeds in Spotsylvania County. 
He died November 4th, 1742. Will provedi at St. Georges 


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Parish King William County, December 7lh, 1742. Witness 
John Waller, John Waller, junior and Thomas Gartwrig*ht 
Ex. sons Joseph £uid Benjamin and son-in-law Thomas Pul- 

1 Gives son William 200 acresof land. 

2 Gives son John 250 acres of land. 

3 Gives son Daniel 200 acres of land. 

4 Gives son Joseph 300 acres of land. 

5 Gives son Benjamin 300 acres of land. 

6 Gives daughltei- Elizabeth 300 acres of landl (Wife of 
Pattison Pulliam). 

7 Gives daughter Winifred 300 acres of land. (Wife of 
Thomias Pulliaim). 

8 Gives daughter Sarah 300 acres of land. (Wife of 
James Rollins). 

9 Gives daughter Susanna 200 acres of land. 
October 7th, 1735, John Hollovray Gent of Spts. County, 

to Thomas Pulliam, Plant, of same CJoiunty, 200 acres in 
Spls. Gounlly. 

November 6flh, 1739, Thomas Seriain of St. George Par- 
ish, Spts. County to John Holloday, senior, of said Parish, 
25 pds. curr. and 200 acres, tec. 

John Hollo»diay received 400 acres of land. Moved from 
lower Virginia on Pamusky R. to Spotsylvania County ten 
miles above N. Wales in 1711. His wife, Elizabeth received 
400 acres in 1724 in St. George Parish. 


Hayden, p. 358. 

*'Goaii1t met at the house of John BoUiday , junior, on 
Wedtiesday, April 7llh, 1779, as John the first (Captain 
John) was then de<ad, and John II, who died June 1780 was 
then John HoUidteiy. senior, the John in question was a son, 
if not a nephew or Jiolhn II.'' 

Third Generation 

1 William HoUiday, III, (John II, Thomas I,) mention- 
ed flrsH in will. Born about 1720. N(o record but deed dated 
August 2nd, 1743 (p. 163,) St. George Parsh. "William 
HoUoday and Judtey, his wlife, to John Hiollo<tey, of same 
Parish. 30 pds. coirr. and 200 acres of land in said Coimty. 

Ear* 01 patent gr<an»ted Tihloiiias Sertain May 6th. 1727, and 
y him conveyed bo John Holloday Gent. decW! father of 
said William. 

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Georgo Pari&h, Spte. Ck>uuty, to Joihn Holloday, senior, of 
said Parish and- iQounly 25 pete, -of curr. and 200 -acres, with 
planlfation, said Serl^ain noiw lives on, an'cP pant of patent 
gi'ari'ted s^aid Se*pfaiin, May 6th, 1727. Wit. Joseph Thomas, 
Daniel HoUoday and Elizabeil'h Holloday. 

Third Generation 

2 John Holloday 3, (John 2, Sr. Gent. ITiomas 1.) was 
born -about 1728. 

His will in Spots^ylvania Ckmnty- proved April 8th, 1781. 
Ex. bond dated! Novamber 15fh, 1781. Ex. bros. Joseph 
end Benjamn, wife, TabiU'ha 2nd wife), sons William and 
Benjamin, daughters, Lucy, Anna and Elizabeth. Men- 
tions four children of Elizabeth, wife of John Penn, also 
son Joihn by first wife, Elizabeth Rawlings (Daughter of 
James Rawlin«gs, who died 1757). 

Deed January lOllh, 1749 

"Joh« Hollo»day of St. George Parish land Elizabeth, his 
wife, to Thomas McGee, etc." 

Deed August 16tlh, 1770. 

**John Holloday and Elizabeth, his wife, of Spts. Gounty 
to their son, John Holloday, junior, Deed of gift". 

Deed November 21st, 1771. 

•'John Holloday, senior, and Elizabeth, his wife," and 
again in 1776, (All children must have been by first wife.) 

Then do 1777, December 13lh, (p. 336) we find ^Tabitha 
Gatewood*, widow, and John Holloday, widlower, to Wil- 
liam Golson in trust, for use of the Gafewood and Holloday 

Tabitha Gatewood, widow of Henry Gatewood, was the 
daughter of Joseph and Susannah Gollins. He died August 
1759. Will d^te« November 1st, 1757. 

Henry Gatewood died January 28)lh, 1777. Sons, Rich- 
ard Diidlej", Henrj', William and Anne, his wife, Peter and 
Larkin. Daiughters, Keziah Sandridge and Doro4hv Foster. 
Deedi (p. 348) Septem'ber 10th, 1779. 

John Holloddlay and Tabitha, his wife, of Spts. Gounty, 
to James Tate, etc. Witness, John Holloday, junio(r» 

'Fourth Generation 

The children of Elizabeth and Joseph Penn were Phillip. 
Moses, Thomas, Gatiherine, Mary and Francis. 


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^'Children of said Joseph, wife ElizabeWi Penn. Estate 
put in tnist Seplember 19th, 1763. 

John III, OP now John junior, appears in deed of 1771, 
with Mildred, his wife, of Berkley Pari-sh. 

John junior, died Jime 17th, 1781, Iw^o mon)t9is after his 

Deed June 28th, 1783. 

**Benj. JKJihnson to Mildred Hollod^y, wJd'ow and ex. of 
John Holloday'\ 

Mildred HoUoday, married Ahrain Simons. See deed 
p. 482. 

Children of John andf Mild(red Holloday, February 6th, 
1786-7, Abram Simons, Guard, tlo Sally, Benj. and Peggy 
Hollod«ay, orphans of John Holloday. 

1795, John Wood Guard, to Polly Hollidiay, Vincent Vass 
Guard, to John Holliday; orphans of John Holloday. 

Dee/di April 1st, 1788, p. 415. 

Agathn, Wife of Benj. Weeks. 

Elizabeih, wife of John Wood. 

Ann {(JT Nancy) wife of Norcut Slaven. 

Sarah, single at the time of deed. Laiter manned Mr. 

All these in dcM^d' went to Wilkes (bounty, Georgia. 
Deed Febnuary 7th, 1786. 

•*Owen Thomas Holloday, orphan, son of John Holliday, 
3}ge 16 years 13th of Sepllember last (born 1769), appren- 
tice, etc". 

Mildred Holloday, wife of John Holloday, junior, was the 
wicJow of ()wen Thomas. November 14Ph, 1768, p. 265, 
Mildred Thomas, of Spts. Goainty to her two ohildtt^n, James 
and Agne^, uiife of Thomas Merry, etc. Deed of gift, rigiit 
or title she may 'hiave imder will of her husband, Owen 
Thomas, deceasixi'\ XA'itness, (). Thomas, John Hollodiay, 

Deed April 17tih, 1772, p. 76. 

•John Hollo'dlay Guard, to Robert, James and Sally 
Thomas, orphans of Owen Thomas, with Benj. Holloday 
and Joseph Holloday". 

John Holloday, jamior, must »have 'h«ad two wives. If 
Mildred was still Mildred Thomas in 1768 (lime of deed to 
her cfhlMl'en), then Owen Thomas Holloday was her oldest 
child (born 1769) by John Holloday. 

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1788, Agatha, Elizabetti, Ann and Samh nnwl hav<» boon 
children of first w^ife. Althoug^h no track of hvv is to bo 
found in dei»d or Counlij- records. 

Third Generation 

3 Josi'^ph Holloday (third son of John II, senior. Gent. 
Thomas 1) born 1720. Mamod Klizabeth Lewis uiaugh- 
/ter of Henrv Lewis^, about 1747-8. He died September 
23rd, 1785. (Hayden says July 24th, 1795. 

Ex. Bond da'ted Sepilernber Ist. 1795. p. 51 (.Vozier). • 

Ex. sons Lewis, Janu(»s Josejrh, Benj. Stejihen John, 
William and Tho.nias. 

Daiughters, Jemima, Betty and Winifred. 

Codicil 'dlated, July 17Kh, 1795, imentions s-niis. Stej)hr'n,« 
John, Ijewis and Thomas, andtJaughte^rs, Jeniifma, P»etty and 

Deed July 1st," 174(), Joseph Holloday of SjWs. ijtuuly to 

Zacliary LnVis, of same jmrt of hui'.i.s devised 

said Joseph by last will and tes^am'ent of his fathtr, John 
Holloday, d<t^c6ased. 

Deed October 7th, 1765 ,Josep'h Holloday of Sj>s. (vounty 
and Elizabeth, Ms wife, to Benj. Lewis, of siairt County, etc. 
pant of tract devised said Joseph by 'his fatht r, John Hollo- 
dlay, deceased. 

Joseph Holloday served in Ihe Revolution, Ensign, Feb- 
ruary 16th, 1776,' 2nd, Lieut. September lltih, 1776, Isl, 
Lieut. March 1st, 1777 Promotc^d to Qaptadn Continental 
line, 1780. Was in BatUes of Guilford, Ganuden and York- 
town. Enlisled under Caphiin N'at. Fox and Col Stubble- 
field (Qrozier p. 234). 

Joseplh and F^lizabeth Lewis Holloday had eleven child- 

Fourth Generation 

1 John, born Sepitemlier 1749, Sp<s. County. Dienl May 
21st, 1819. Killed by hogshead of tobacco rolling down hill 
on him. Served in the Revolutionary War in (iaptain 
Thomas Minor's Spts. Troops, 1780. Ma^ed Martha 
Winstion. Had son, John. 

(Hayd^*n says he moved to Clarke Oountv, Ken!(uckv, in 

2 Lewis, born 1751, died October 20th, 1820, married, 
March 15th, 1774, ElimbeKh (Lewis) LiWlepage, widow of 
Col. James liltlepage. He died 1769. She "vvas the daugh- 
ter Zachar>' Lewis, and was born in 1732. Lewis Hollo- 
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to 1788. He served in bhe Revolutionary War as 2nd Lieut, 
under Oaplain Tlvomas Minor, wihh his broilher, John. 
Lived at Bellefonte. Had issue : 

1 Ann, born April ISth, 1775, die^d January 26th, 1846, 
married Hugh Boggs. 

2 Waller, born August 17th, 1776, died August 27tjh, 
1863. married Septeanber 3rd', 1793, Huldah Fontaine Lewis, 
daughte'P of Go»l. Zachary Lewis and wife, Ann Overton 
Terrill, married 1771. 

3 Major James William, bom June 15(th, 1753, died 
1823, married firsit 1773, Mary Ann Lewis; 'married second, 
Suflier (Sophia). Served in the Revolutionary War as 
Ensign 1st Con. Reg. of Virginia, February 16th, 1776, 2nd 
Lieut, is! Con. Reg. of Virginia, August 10th, 1776, 2nd, 
Ueut. 1st, Pa. Reg. January 1st, 1777. Issue by first wife: 

1 Lewis, born 1775, married, Jiteid 1st, James, 2nd, 
Lewis, 3rd, Polly. 

2 William, "died at Parkersburg. 

3 Mary, born 1780, died 1839, m'arried about 1805, John 
De Frees of Rockridgo Qooinlty, had: Is^t, James, bom Nov- 
ember ()th, 1807, died April 3rd, 1883, married Sophia Pot- 
ter. 2nd, Joihn W., born November 4th, 1890, died March 
10th, 1882, .married Eliza Ann Lindsay. 3rd, Isabella, 
born 1810, died 1849, nmrried J<ohn Eskew. 4th, William 
C, born 181:^. died 1855, married Kate Campbell. 

John aii'd Ma-ry Holloday DeFrees lived in Rockridge 
Oounty un«Hl 1812, when they moved 'to Ohio, Miami Coun- 
ty about two miles south of Piqua. The parents of Mary 
Ht)lloday DtFrt es cajne out to Ohio to see her, intending to 
stay if Ihey liked it. They stayed one week, Itben the old 
geritlemmn and his wife started' back to Virginia, 

4t*h, Jemia, born Pay 29bh, niarried Isaac Graves of New- 
berne, Noiillh arolina, later Orange County, Virginia. Had 
Lewis, Kdward and Winifred. 

5th, Williaim, barn Augusrt 7th, 1756, tiled June 29th, 
1816, mamed July 31st, 1777, Mildred Jane Lewis, 

William, junior, born 1778, Nancy, Sallie, Jemima and 
James. Moved to Niobofas -County, Kentucky labout 1800. 
William, junior, -manned Margaret Hughes and had ei^ht 
sons, one William, born 1800. Married Patsy McKim, 
youngest child, Mary, born 1844. (Hayden places his birtb 
as 1765, August 7llh, deall'h April 25th, 1816, married July 
31st, 1788, ten years later.) 

6th, Winifred, born September 25tih, 1758. Baptized 
Sunday, November 12th, 1758, in New Pamuky Ohai'rch. 


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7th, Stephen, born September Stti, 1760, married' 1783, 
Ann Hickman, born (inlj>epper County, 1754. Moved to 
Caark Ck>unlt,y, Kewfcucky, in 1795. Had issue : 

1st. Elliott, born in Kentucky, 1786, died 1869, nmmed 
Riaohel Jiohnson. 2nd. Jemima, bom 1788, died 1812, mar- 
ried Elizah Harris. 3rd, James, died uimiarried. ith, Joseph, 
born 1791, mairied Sarah Woodfolk. 5fch, Lewis, born 1793. 
Btih, Elizabetlh, born 1795, died 1833, married John Huston. 
7th, Waller, born 1797, married 1843, Sarah A. Dimahoo, 
widow of Joseph H. Whittington. 

8th, Benjaauin, born June 8th, 1763, dWd in Kentucky, 
abojirt 1825, married abowl 1784, Saralh Hampton. Had 1st, 
Benjamin junior, born June 8th, 1786, died April 1st, 1859, 
(moved to Missouri 1817, married August IBth, 1823, Eliza 
Basye. 2nd, Mary (il., born 1785, died 1859, married Au- 
gustms 0. Davis. 3rd, Virginia. 4th, Stephen. 

9tih, Jioseph, j»imior, bom 1765, diied , married 

Agnes Holloday, daughter of Benjamin and Susannah Hol- 
loday. Son, Josi^ph III, born 1789, moved to Missouri in 
1817 and married N©nc>' McCune. 

Deed Jainuarj^ 26l!h, 1794, Joseph Holloday o»f Spts. Ooun- 
ty and Agnes, his wife, to Robert Hart of sa«ne County, 129 
aiores, part of tract lately belonging to Benjamin Holloday, 
Ideoeased and alloted to sd. Aignes as her share of her 
fathers land. Wit. Le^vis Holloday, Benjamin Holloday and 
H. C. Boggs. 

lOtih, Elizabeth, born 1767, died June 15t:h, 1785. 

11th, Thomas, born 1769. No record. 

Third Generation 

4 Daniel Holloday 3rd, (son of John 2nd, senior, 
Thomas istj 

Dee^d, June 7th, 1743, Daniel Holloday and Agnes, his 
wifi\ of St. George Parish, Spts. County, to Thomas Pulliam 
of samie P^ris^h. 

Only record of Daniel, Cozier, p. 6-149-162. 
witness to a deed for 'his father in 1739. Orozier, ]). 149. 

Third Generation 

5 Henjamin Holloday 3rd:, (son of John 2nd, senior, 
Thomas Ist.) Deed p. 176. 

October 4ih, 1747, Benjamin HclkKiay and Susanna, his 
wife, (first,) 'of Sp<ls. Cauniy, to Zachary Lewis of same, 
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ami testament of his. father, John Holloday, deceased, mar- 
ried 2nd, Mary, widow of Isasac Scott. 

Will of Benjamin Holloday, p. 42. Berkley Parish. Spts. 
Ooimty, died March 18*h, 1785. Witness, Jo€?eph Holloktay, 
jundor, Stephto Hoiloday and William Hollod'ay. Ex. Son- 
in-Law, Joseph Pulliani. Le^. my wdfe (Mary) grancfeon, 
Benj^amin Holloday (son of Joseph) and daughter Susanna 
HioJloday, diaugthter Agnes Holloday, married Joseph Hollo- 
day, junior, Mantha Holloday, daughter Mary Holloday, 
married Austin Sandridge, daughter Nancy Holloday, mar- 
rk!d John Rawlings, daughter Elizaheth Holloday, married 
Joseph Pulli'aim. 

'^November 19th, 1778, Benjamin Holloday and Mary, 
Ms wife,'' Sons, Joseph and! Benjamin, not mentioned in 

Ohildiren by firsil wife: Isi, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph 
Pulliam. 2nd, Joseph, born 1747, died 17^3, married 1780, 
Mrs. Fannde Johnson, had, Is-t, Benjamin, boro 1781. 2nd. 
Fanny, born 1783. 3rd, Susanna. 4llih, Agnes, born 1750, 
died' 1792, married Joseph Holliday, junior. 5th, Sarah, 
born 1752, died 1800. mh, Mary, born 1756. 7tih, Martha, 
born 1757. 8t!h, Benjamiin, born 1758. 

By second wife. 9th, Mary, born 17(>0, died 1830, married 
Ansitin Sandridge. 10th, Nancy, born 1762, died 1800, 
married John Rawlings. 

Fifth Generation 

Children of Nancy Holloday and John Rawlings: Isf, 
Thomas Rawlings, born April Isl, 1784. 2nd, Mary Raw- 
lings, born April 13th, 1785. 3rd, Benjamin Holloday Raw- 
lings, born Augufi't 29th, 1786. 4th, Levi Rawlings, born 
FehPuaTy 29th, 1788. 5th, John Rawlings, born December 
2ankf, 1789. 6th, Robert Rawlings, born June 2nd, 1794. 
ath, Oliver Rawlings born 1796. (Lt. Gov of Mo.) 

'*Levi Rawlings, I learn from old lette«rs and understand 
from elsewhen:'e, was the only son of the children who re- 
mained lin Virginia. John and Naincy Rawlings, the parents, 
also weni io Kentucky <abmit 1800, later to Missouri, where 
John died in 1820. John Rawlings mame<d for second wife, 
Jane Bush Bmery (or Embree) in Kentucky mnd Gen. John 
Aaflron Rawlings was la grajidson of thiismarriege". 

Levi RaWlins married Eliza Hansbrough, May 29th, 1817, 
and he died Oeltober 29tih, 1824. Their children were: 1st, 


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Mary Ann, born March 9th, 1818, married William Parker. 
2nd, Frances Virginiia, barn Novembeir 14th, 1819, married 
Charles Hume 3rd, Nancy Holloday, born May 18th, 1822, 
married George \Vaiigh/4th. Sarah Ellen, born June 7th, 
1823, unmarried, died 19(35. 

Among the Children of Charles Hume and Frances Vir- 
ginia Rawlins was Frank Hume, born July 21st, 1843, who 
married Emim'a Phillips N^nrris, and among ^their children is 
Alice, wile of Rev. Thomas Worthinglon Cooke. 

Rev. Thomas W. Co^ike an'd Mrs. Alice Hume Coake 
havp, ls<t, Alice, 2nd, Margaret, 3rd, Thomas, junior. 

Third Generation 

6 Elizabeth 3rd', (daughter of John 2nd, senior, 
Thomas 1st.) Married PaKterson PulMam. He died prior 
to April 6th, 1758, las on that date John Holloday and 
Joseph Hawkins adt as Adm. for Patterson Pulliam, de- 
ceased, (p. 60). 

Stm, Joseph, mentioned in deeds. Son Paltlerson appears 
in deeds of 1760-61, etc., after tlhe falther's death. 
Third Generation 

7 Winifred, 3rd, daughter of John 2nd, senior, Thom- 
as 1st. W'ife of Thonvas Pulliam. Will of Thomas Pulliam, 
p. 17. 

''St. George Parish, died April 17th, 1758, proved Juno 
6th, 1758. Witness Joseph Holloday and Benjamin Holo- 
day. Kx. sons, James and Thomas Pulliaffn. Leg. sons, 
Jaonei^, Thomas an'd Benjamin, daughrtlers, Winifred, Sus- 
anna, Elizabeth, Agnes, Mary, Anna, wife of David Sand- 
ridge, Sarah, wife of Christopher Dickdn". 

Third Generation 

8 Saraih 3rd, (daugtiter of John 2nd, senior, Thomas 
Is^.) Wife of Jamies Rawlings. 

Will, p. 41. 

Jaimes Bawlings, died Noveauber 15tlh, 1781. Ex. Bond 
dated April 15th, 1785. Witness, Lewis Hollod'ay, Raw- 
lings Pulliam and Sarah Pulliam. Ex. wife, Sarah Raw- 
lings. Sons, Thomas, Joseph, James and John. Daughters, 
Mary Gaines, Agnes Gaines and Rebecca. 

9 Susanna 3rd, daughter of John 2nd', senior, Thomas 
1st.) Unmarried in 1742. No record. 


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Holliday, James, Ensign in Captain StiubblefieM''s Company. 
Spls. Milirtia. 

From Crozier's Spts. Gourtty Records, p. 523. 

Holloday, Jamies. Oap'tmn John F. (Mercer's Company 
No. 1, as it*^^lood Febmary 1st,. 1778. 

^ From SafTeH's ^'Soldiers in the Revolution from Vir- 
giniia," p. 292. 

Holloday, James, pr. W. D. 72, 1: W. D. 78, 1: W. 
D. 293, 1 : W. D. 307, 4. (Whidh means "Photographs of 
payrolls of Virginia Contineaital Line, referred -to by folder. 
There are 353 folders.) 

From ''Virginia Soldiers in the Revolution" Supplement, 
p. 152. 

Holloday, James, pr. Pen^n. Conltinental Line. Drew pen- 
sion in 1833, in Ohio Gooiinlty, Virginia. 

From Virginia pension rolls, U. S. War Dept. Pension 
Rolls, 1835. Vol. 2, p. 180. 

Hollo«dav, Joseph (Va.) Ensign 6t}i, Virginia, 16th, Feb- 
»tal Army (Page 179.) Order book 129-1832, Spts. County, 
Virginia, CoiuH ChJapter lea-ding, ''Revolutionary Prisoners". 

Frcvm Oozier's Spts. County Records, p. 534. 

Holloday, Joseph (Va.) Ensign 6th Virginia, 16th, Feb. 
ruarj' 1776. 2nld, Lieut. 11th, Sepltember 1776, ls»t, Lieut.' 
March 1777, registered 23rd July 1777, Captain Virginia 
Militia, 1780-1781. 

From Heitman's "Oflicers of Ihe Revokition" p. 296. 
• Hollod'ay, Joseph, Ensign, February 16t'h, 1776. 

From SlafTeir.s ''Soldiers in the Revolution" from Vir- 
ginia, p. 289. 

Holloday, Josejjih, (Lieut.) H. D. 1835-6. (Which means 
Ho-use or delegates.) 

Holloid'ay, Joseph, War 4,43,207 (Which means) "A Col- 
lection cf 'ms. voliwmes bearing on the miMrtarj" establish- 
m-ent of the state during and' afteT" the Revolution". 

From "Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia" [>. 222. 

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Jaiiies Holliiigsworlh caiiw* from Winchester, Virginia, 
about 1786, ajid serttled in the Meeting Street section 'of 
Edgofield Oountj-, South Oarolina. He left' one brother in 
Virginia, anot^he-r wenrt to North Carolina, a thirdi went to 
Ohio, a foui^t'h to Kentucky and one to Miss^issippi. 

JaffTies Hollingsworth was born , died September 

13, 1821, in Edgefield County. 

Agnes Evans (wife) born , died in 1812. 

; Children 

(1) John, born in Virginia 1773, died in Florida in 

(2) Alexandeo*, born in 1775. Two sons, James and 

(3^ James, born 1778. One son, James. 

(4) Ijucy, born in 1780, married Miller, daugh- 
ter Ginsey Millor. 

(5) Saraii, born 1782, married Janies Garson. 

(t)) Man', born 177G, married in 1808, Jaimes Harrison 
(born June 6, 1781, died 18 — , a son of James and Susannah 
Harrison of Mrginia. 

(7) Daughter (name illegible in the will, but seems to 
be Lotty or Le^tty, married Enoch Walton. Son, Enoch 

John the eldt»sit^ child, married Beersheba Oliphant, third 
daug'hter of John and Nancy (Eraser) Olipnant (born 
178H). T^eir children were: 

(1) William F. Hollingsworth. born 1809, died* October 
23, 1831. 

(2) John Haiupton H oil ings worth, born February 15, 
1811, died July 31, 1887. 

(3 P^liza A. Hollingsworth, horn September 3, 1813, 
died Sepleniber 19, 1903. 


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(4) Emily D. Hollingsworth, born May 20, 1816, died 
June 26, 1900. 

(5 biomede F. H-ollingsworhh, born Jnn-e 25, 1819, died 
February 25, 1857. 

(6) Mfitnsfleld E. Hallingsworth, born August 2, 1821. 
died October 23, 1853. 

William, the eldest son, married but left no heirs. 

John Hampton Hollingis\\x)rth (son of J-olin H. and Beer- 
s!heba Oliphant) was married twice. 

(1) Elizabeth Richardson, on November 15, 1853. (2) 
Lucinda Branson, born 1838; married Decefmber 23, 185S; 
died M!ay 16, 1883. 

Issue — By First Wife 

(1) Elizabeth Richai^on Hollingsworth was bom 
Augjust 24, 1855; married January 15, 1880 to William 
Havne Folk; issue: one daughter, Julia Folk, born Septem- 
ber 8, 1895. Col. Folk died May 16, 1898. 

By Second Wife 

(1) Diomede, born 1895; died 1862. 

(2) Lueretia Helen, born 1861 ; died 1865. 

(3) John Ha^mpton, born 1864; died 1865. 

(4) Daniel Bnmson, born July 14, 1868 (still livinp"^. 
Daniel Brunson Hollings\^'or»Ih married October 10, 1880, 

Sallie Strothers, born April 25, 1871; their children are: 

(1) John Haanpton, born April 24. 1892 (unmarried). 

(2) Anna Baill Strother, born February 24, 1894, mar- 
ried Wad. D. Allen, June 1915, and has one soUj ffordo, 
junior, Mardh 7, 1916. 

(3) Elizabeth Fo'lk, bom February 23, 1896, married 
William S. Anderson and 'has one daughter, Elizabeth, born 
November 7, 1920. 

(4) Diomede Franklyn, born July 12, 1898 (unmar- 

(5) William Strother, born Febraary 18, 1900 (un- 
married) . 

Eliza Ann Hollingsworth, -third child of John Hoiliiiirs- 
worth and his wife, Beersheba Oliphant, married Alexander 
Walker, December 15, 1831, and had six dhildren, viz: 

(1) Virginia, married Mr. Harmon. 

(2) Caroline, married (1) Mr. Freeman, (2) Mr. Wit- 
liaims and has children by both marriages. 

(3) John H. (died without issue). 

(4 Alexander Spann, died* in Louisiana but left daugh- 

(5) Milton Scott (died without issue). 


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(()) Emma K., died umnarried. 

(7) H(*rbert W., living but 'unaiiarried'. • 

Emily D. Hollinpsworfch. >;*he fmirth child of John Hol- 
linfps^vorfh and wife, Beersih^ba Oliphant, mardod Tzna G. 
Talhrl and had children: (1) Gorne'lia, (2) John, (3) Ezra. 
Ezni unly had children. They live now in Edgefield County. 

Diomedie Franklin, fifth child of John Hollingsworth and 
his wife, married Eliza Griffin and had one son who died in 

Mansfield Emilius, sixth child of John Hodlingswortb 
and his wife, Beersheba Oliphanl, married Margaret Gomil- 
lian, May 10, 1843; their children : 

(1) Maiigaret Cornelia, born August 26, 1846, died 
March 13, 1906. She was twice married, firs* tOjRobert D. 
Bnmson (born December H, 1841; died October 1, 1870); 
second to Artemas Lowe Brunson (born Jammry 28, 1846 
and lei^! \Viro children by each piarriag*^. 

(1) Susan Brunson, born February 2, 1869; married J. 
Walter Hill (no issue). 

(2) Oornelia, born June 6, 1870; married Wade S. 
Oothran and hiasi a son, James S. Cothran, born October 20, 
1895 (unmarried), and a daughter, Margaret Cornelia, bom 
December 25, 19(X), married March 15, 1921 to Julian D. 
Holstein, junior. 

(3) Oleora, bom January 17, 1881, married Wallace 0. 
Tompkins. November 25, 1908; has no children. 

(4) Artemas Lowe, junior, born October 28, 1886; mar- 
ried Virginia L. Thomason, August 9, 1917. They have two 
children, AKemas Lowe (third) and Idalia Walker Bnmson. 
(2) Mansfield K. Hollingsworth, junior, second child of 
Majisfield and Margaret (Gomillian) HoMingswonth, mar- 
ried Jane Holcomb and has eighi children: (I do not know 
their ages). They aire: Jane (married Man ton McOutchecm 
and has tuur daughters) ; Thomas Thompson (married but 
no children) ; Margaret (married William Addy; Septima 
(pD^rried Roy Gillerland) ; William Grover Mansfield, 
junior, and Laurence are unmarried; Cornelia married Mr. 

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The Houston who is the most farn'ous in American an- 
nals is General Sam Houston who achdeved the distinction 
of being Governor of awo stales, Tennessee and Texas, and 
President of Texas when that state was aa independent 
republic. It is believed that all the Houstjons of the South- 
em StJates are more or less oonneieted witti the family 
wMch produoed Gtovemor Sam Housfton. 

The family is of Scotch-Msh origin, like so many of 
those which have ben written of in this series. 

In 1835 John Houston emigrated from the North of 
Ireland to Amerioa sefttling first in Pennsylvania and from 
thence removed to Virginia. He was accompaiiind by his 
motther (who is recorded as being a widow, Mrs. John 
Houston, sihowing that John Houston's father was also 
John Houston) and his wife who was befor.^ her marriage, 
Margaret Qunningham. One child of John Hoiislon and his 
wife Margaret Ounningham Houston, James Honsl(»n, was 
left in Ireland' and died there. They bad six other children 
all of whom married. Their descendants ai*e in 1he onlire 
Southern ^teoritory. 

The widow Houston who accompanied' her son John 
Houston to America in 1735 was born about 1650. She 
lived <to be 97 and died in Rockbridge County, Vi'rginia, and 
was buried noH far distant from thepresent New Provi- 
dence GhuTich cemetery, Rockbrid^ County, Virginia. 

In the name of the father of the emigrant John Houston, 
there appears to be divergence of opinion. On page 426, 
*'Ninth Scofch-Iris'h Congress'', the name is given as 
Samwel Houston, with the following additional data re- 
garding his ancestry : 

*'Hugh Huston came from Wighanshire, Scotland, to 
Ireland: there he married Sarah Houston of County of 
Antrim (Ireland) family of Houstons: their son Samuel 
married Margaret McClung and their son, John,c ame lo 
America early in the Eighteenth Century: remained for a 
fime in Pennsylvania, then prior to 1750, removed to the 
'Borden Gran*', Virginia". 


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The above recoil is takea from ifche family chart givea 
by Archibald Wood Houston, Toledo, Ohio, 1895, a descend- 
ant fr<oim Joihn Housfon <he emigrant, through his fourth 
child, Jo»hn Houston who mairied' Sarialh Todid. Mr. Houston 
is also a -descendant of the Rev. James Wa'ddell — the Blind 
Preacher of Augusta Ck>unty, Virginia, and it would appear- 
that he would have at his commland the best aiuthority. 

John Houston, the emigrant, from wlhom the lines giveix 
in this article diverge, was born in Ireland in 1689-90. He 
diedi in Rockbridge County, Virginia, in 1754 and is buried 
Bhere beside ihis wife and moither. 

As the family record states that they remained in Penn- 
sylvania imlil their three eldest childtren were married, they 
moist 'have left Pennsylvania for Virginia no»t earier than 
1744 when their second daoighter and third child. Ester,, 
would have been about twenty years old. The ithree child- 
ren referred to are: Robert (who married Margaret David- 
son), Isabella (who married a Henderson) and Esther (who 
married Joihn Montgomery). 

Seven Children of the Emigrant John Houston 

The children of John Ho«ustoh and Margaret Gunning- 
ham Houston were : 

I Robert Houston. 
II Isabella Houston. 

III Esther Houston. 

IV John Houston, Third.. 
V SamueJ Houston. 

VI Matthew Housilon. 
VII James Houston. 

Robert HouslHDn, son of John Houston ithe emigrant and 
'his wife Margareit Ounninghaon Hooiston, who was bom 
about 1720 in Ireland, married Marigaret Davidson, daughter 
of Samuel and Ann Dunlap Davidson. The children of 
Robert Houston and 'his wife were: 

(1) John Houfillon. 

(2) Samuel Hous^ton. 

(3) Bettie Houston. 

(4) Margareit Houston. 

(5) Esther Houston. 

(6) Mary Houston. 

Ghalkley's ''•caironicles of Augusta County, Virginia,'*^ 
gives the will oif a Robert Houston dated September 11^ 
1760, in Which lihe wife's name appears as Mary and his. 


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children as follau's: Son John (infant) 95 acres on 
Collier Creek: son, Jam^ (infant) 200 acres adjoining 
place testato-r lives on: son, Samuel (infartt) plantation'' 
'tesrtiator lives on, 307 acres : daaighter, Edizabeth— 5 shillings, 
aflready provi-ded for: daughters Ann, E&ther, Margaret, 
Mary. Wife Mary, son John and broHher Saanuel Hlisiton, 
Executors. Witnesses: Daniel Lyle, Moses Trimble, Sam'l 
McCroskey. Will proved 19 May 1761 by Lyle and Trimble. 
Executors qualify with Daniel Lyle, John Huston as sur- 

Ailso Ohalkely gives the will of Robert I>avidson, dated 
January 10, 1751, in whidh mention is made of wife, Ann, 
son Jolhn and daughter Mary Housfton. 

While the Houston Genealogj^ by Rev. S. R. Houston 
gives ithe name of Roberit Horuston's wife as Margaret David- 
son, <Jaughter of Samuel Davidson and Ann Dimlap, the 
records above indicate tha't her name was Miary Davidson 
and that she was a dauigWter of Robert and not Samuel 

Of the foregoing (1) Jolhn Houston, son of Robert 
Houston and his wife married March 16, 17(19 Ann Logan. 
They lived and died in Colliei<town. Note the land will 
John in Robert Houston's will above was on Oollier Orw^k. 

(2) Samuel Houston, son of Robert Houston and Mar- 
gareH Davidson Housion married Elizjabeth Paxton. They 
had nine children: Piaxton Houston, Robeirt Houston, James 
Houston, John Housiton, Samuel Housit^on (General), Wil- 
liam Houston, Is«l>ell Housiton, Mar>' Houston and Elizabeth 

Of the eight brotttiers and sisters of tthe faonous General 
Samuel Houston: Paxton Houston, died young; Robert 
Mouslton died uranamed"; James Houston settled in Nash- 
ville and left a family; John Houston, called M^jor John 
Hj^usrton lived in Memphis and left a fatmi'ly; William 
Housiton married Miss Ball, of Kerituoky, and had three 
children, a daughter Mary Houston and t^'o sons, Eugene 
Houston and WiHiams Houston, Second; Istlt>ella Houston 
died young; Mary Houston married twice, firsft Colonel 
Matthew Wallace and second his kinsman General William 
Wailace, leaving one son by the flrslt marriage; Eliza Hous- 
ton maTined Moore and Hved' in Texas. 

Samuel Houston becaime fthe most famvous member of 
She family and one of the faomous men of American. In 1793 
at the time of his birth, ihe family was residing in Rock- 
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of liim^ died when the little Sam was thiilteen — »that is in 
1800. There were six sons and three daughters. The 
widow Elizabeth Paxlon Houstion and her group of childl^n 
undeTtook the arduous journey from Virginia to what is 
now Tennessee. 

Various hiatoriians have speoukted her reasons for 
Wiis move which !had' resoilte of siuch importance to her 
famous son of Samuel and to the tw?o greaA Statues which 
daim him as 'hero and almost •pat'non saint. 

Hiowever a't that time a wave of emigralfion to the new 
cooinitrj^ had seft in and already many of thie widow's kins- 
people were in the new couniliry and doubtless urging her 
io follow. There were better opportunities also apparently 
in Ihe '*new country" for heir sons and daughters. Her 

'Misbandrs kinsman, Houston had married Alice 

Armstrong and the Armstrongs and ihsk branch of (he 
Ho'ustons were already in Tennessee. Her husband's 
uncle, Matthew Houston, ih«ad married Martha Lyle and 
was already a resident of Tennessee. Her husband's aunt, 
EsKher Houston had married John Momtgomerl and they 
Wi'^H' in Tennessee. Also ElizabdtJi Paxton Houston's 
own kinsman, Joseph Paxton had married into the Lyle 
family and was living in Tennessee. 

Arriving in Tennessee the nine ohildlren are said to have 
developed amazingly. Sam picked up an intimate acquaint- 
ance with the Indians and very soon practically left the 
ways of civilization for the Indian camps. He learned their 
language and (o the end of his life conversed fluently with 
meTiibers of many tWbes. He wore their dress and followed 
thei'r customs. His influence and authority among them 
continued until his death. 

His fame and political career are not the subject of this 
article. Ill is enough to say he was elected Governor of 
Tennessee, resigned the office at the height of his popu- 
lai*ily and power, and went to Texas, fought to make it free 
became its flTsl President in the days of the Republic and 
laltier its Governor when Texas entered' the Union. 

In 1829 while he was Grovemor of Tennessee he married 
Eliza Allen of an old and aris»tocratic family. The mairriage 
was most lunhappy and as a result of it Governor Houston 
•resigned his exalted ofTice and went to Texas where he 
became idientifiedl with ithat state. May 9, 1840 he married 
for his second wife Margareit MofTeitt Lea in Marion,, 
Alabama, Eliza Allen Houston having secured a divorce by 
authority of the Tennessee legislature. 


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Geon^ral Sam Houston, by his second marriage had eight 
children : 

(1) Samuel Hoiuston, Third. 

(2) N'annie E. Houston. 

(3) Margaret Lea Houston, daughter of General Sam 

(4) Mary W. Housiton. 

(5 Nettie Power Housiilon. 

(6) Andlr(»w Jackson Housiton. 

(7) Temple Hooiston. 

(8) William Roger Houston. 
Of the foregoing: 

(1) Saniaiel Houston, Third, eldest son of General Sam 
Houston and Ma'rgnret Moffett Lea Houston, married 
Anderson end had 4'WO children: Maggie Belle Houston 
and Henry Howard Hous»ton. 

(2) Nannie E. HousHon, daughter of General Sam 
Houston and Margaret Moffett Lea Houston, married J. C. S. 
Morrow and had six children: Maggie Morrow, Mary • 
Morrow, Jennie Morrow, Preston Morrow, Temple Morrow 
and Klizab(*th Morrow. 

(3) Margaret Lea Houston, adughter of General Sam 
Housto'u and Mairgare t Moffet* Lea Houston, married 
Weston L. Williams and had five cfhildren: Housiton Wil- 
liams, Madgp Williams, Frank'Iin W. Williams, James 
Royston Williams and Marian L. Williams. 

(4) Mary W. Houston, daughter of General Sam Hous- 
ton and Margaret Moffett I^n Housfton, married 

Morrow and had three children: John H. Marrow, Maud 
Morrow and Jesse Morrow. 

(5) Nettie Power Housiton, d^ugQit<T of General Sam 
Houstion and Margaret Moffertit Lea Houston, (married W. 
L. Bringhurst and had two children: Sam Housiton Bring- 
hurst and Nettie Bringhnrst 

(6) Andrew Jackson Houston, son of General Sam 
HoustDu and Margaret Moffeliti Lea Houston, married twice, 
first Carrie Parnell and second Bettie Goode an«d had three 
children: Ariadne Houston, Marguerite Houston aixd 
Josephine Housiton. 

(7) Temple Houston, son of General Sam Houston and 
Margaret Moffett Lea HousJlon, married' Laura Gross and had 
three children, among them being Temple Houston, Second, 
and Samuel Houston, Fourth. 

(8) William Rogers Hoaiston, son of General Sam 
Housiton and Margaret Moffett Lea Houston, never married. 

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(1921), and they are Mrs. Nannie E. Hiouston Morrow, Mr». 
Mary W. Hou&ton Marrow, Mrs. Nettie Houston Bringhurst, 
Colond Andlrew Jackson Houston and William Rogers 

(3) Befttie Houston, third child' oif Robent and Margare<t 
Davidson Houston, married John McOlung, and had six 
children: John McGJung, Second, Jane McGlnng, Saimuel 
McCJung, Margaret McGlung, Jaimes McGlung and Mary 

(4) Margaret Houston, fVjurth child of Robert Houston 
and Margaret DavidfeOn Houston, married James Hopkins 
and had two children : John Hopkins and Jaimes Hopkins, 

(5) Esther Housilon, samelimes called Nannie, fifth 
child of Robert Hooiston and Margarert Davidson Houston 
married James McKee and had four childt^n, Nancy McKee, 
Robert McKee, John McKee and William MpKee. 

(6) Mary Houston, siixth child of Robert Houston and 
Margaret Davidson Housiton, married John Lechter and had 
nine children: John Letcher, Second; Hannah Letcher, 
Sallie Lelcfher, Ann Leitcher, William Houston Letdher, Isaac 
Letlcher, Marj^ (Polly) Letcher, James Letcher and Giles 

Isabella Houston, d^nglhter of the emigirant John 
Hou&ton and his wife Margaret Cunningham Hlonston was 
born aboutt 1722. Accounts conflict as to her marriage, but 
it is believed that she mairried first John or George Hender- 
son, and married second William Gillespie and that her 
children were : 


William Henderson. 
Jane Henderson. 
Snsan Hendeo'son. 
Ann Gillespie. 
PoUie GiMespie. 
Betsy Gillespie. 
Jaimes Gillespie. 
John Gillespie. 
Robert Gillespie. 
Nancy Gillespie. 

Estiher Hooisiton, daughter of John Houston the emigrant 
and liis wife Marga'ret Ounninghiam Hooiston was born 


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about 1724. She msarried John Montgomery and settled in 
Auigaista Ooainty, Virginia. She 'had twelve dhildren : 

1 Joihn Montgomerj^ Second. 

2 Mollie Montgomery. 

3 Ann Montgoanery. 

4 ^ James Monllgomery. 

5 Dorcas MontgOTner>\ 
f) Jane Montgomery. 

7 Robert Montgomery. 

8 Eflrtiher Montgomery. 

Alexander M'ontgomery. 
10 Isabella Montgomery. 



Of the foregoing Dorcas married John Lowry and settled 
in Rockbridige iGounty, Virginia. She had five children, Joihn 
MontgHMiiery Lowry, David Lowry, Robert Edmonson 
Lowry, Janies. Lowry and Wi'Hiam Lowry. RoJbert Edmond- 
son Low?ry married Elizabeth Moore and settled in Wash- 
ington County, Virginia, They h^ad tsix chlMren: William 
Moore LowTy, John Montgomery Lowry, Jannes Moore 
Lowry, Dorcas Lowry, Samuel Moore Lowry and Elizabeth 
MIoore Lowr}\ William Moore Lowry setltled' in Greeneville, 
East Tennessee and saibsequently moved to Atlanta, Geor- 
gia. He married Julia Easton, a descendan't of the Deader- 
ick family. See fliat family in Notable Southern Families • 
Vcflume I. Thf^y bad nine chiidten. (1) John Easton Lowry, 
(2) Riobenl Jaaiies' Lowry, (who married Emma Celestia 
Marklham), (3) Fannie Talbot Lowry (who married 

Porter and h£is two children, Lowry Porter who 

married Annie May Grass and has Margaret Grass, and 
Julia Low-ry Potter 'who married E. Baltes BJock) (6) Mary 
Hazpltine LowTy, (7) Julia Margaret Lowry, (8) Alice May 
Lo^ry, and (9)' Lelia Prentice Lowr}^ 

John Houston 'tbe fourKh child of John Houston the emi- 
grant, was born in Ireland in 1726. He married Sarah 
Todd. They had nine cbildren : 
(i) James Ho^iston. 

(2) John Houston, Fourth. 

(3) Samiuel Houston (Rev.) 

(4) WiHiam Houston. 

(5) Robert Hoiisiton. 

(6) Matthew Houston. 
^7) Alice Houaiton. 


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(8) Margaret Hooiston. 

(9) Esther Houston. 

The descendants of this John Houston, fourth child of 
John Houston, (tihe emigrant, have been identified very 
closely with Tennessee history since the days of the ill- 
fated stiate of Franklin whose cons«litiution Rev. Samuel 
Houston, third son of above John, assisted in f raoning. Rev. 
Samuel Rutherford, son of Rev. Samluel Housiton, was the 
compiler of "Biographical Accounts of the Houston Family 
accompanied by a Genealogical Taible", published in Cincin- 
nati 1882. 

Three daughters of John Houston and Sarah Todd 
married in Tennessee and their descendanlts have played a 
prominent part in t)he church history of the of ttie state. 
Alice Houston, sevenith child of Jolin and Sarah (Todd) 
Houston married William Stephenson of JonestKxro, Ten- 
oessee. Their third child, Elizabeth Stephenson, married 
her first cousin, John McEvven, and throu^gh ithe marriage 
of itheir fifth child, Elizabeth McEwen who married William 
T. Mason, is descended the Mason family of Memphis, Ten- 
nesse. 'Qarrington Mason, second son of William T. Mason 
and Elizabeth (McEwen) Mason, married Maria Boddie and 
to them were bom seven c^hi'ldren: Elleston, Garrington, 
Lunsford Yandell, Yandell, Mari'a B., Alfred D., and Eliza- 
beth McEwen Mason. Lunsford Y. Mason, third child 
above, married Sarah Sale: their elder son, Lunsford Y. 
Mason, junior, graduated from Annapolis and is now in 
ihe U. S. Navy. They have another son also: William 

Cornelius Mason. Maria B. Mason above, married 

Stanford' of U. S. Navy and has two children: Eliza Stan- 
ford Sackett and Garrington Stanford. Alfred D. Mason, 
sixth child above, married Mary E. Walker and has two 
children: Alfred D. Miason, jtmior, and Garringlton Mason. 
Eliaabeth McEwen Majson lasl child of Garrington Mason 
-and Maria (Boddie) Mason married Dr. Henry Uoyd and 
has three children: Henry Lloyd, junior, Garrington Lloyd 
and Elizabeth Lloyd. 

Margareit Houston, eighth child of John Houston «uid 
Sarah Todd married Alexander McEwen who died 
at Jonesboro, Tennessee, and at advanced age she married 
Rev. Samuel Doak senior, the venerated Foundter of Higher 
Eduofiution in the State of Tennessee. Margart Houston by 
he^r first marriage had five child'ren : John McEwen, Eb- 
enezer McEwen, Alexander McEwen, Robert Houston Mc- 
Ewen and Sarah McEwen. Robert Houston McEwen, 


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lo-urth child, married Henrietta Kennedy and became a 
pillar in itie Presbyterian Glmrch in Nlas'hville, Tennessee. 
Throoigh the marriage of their fifth child, to Judge John T. 
Jones of Hfelena. ArlSmsas, was descendea thet two eminent 
physicians of Memphis, Dr. Kennedy and lir. Heber Jones, 
and 'their brothers, Thomas Jones, late of Memphis, ajid 
Paul Jones, Attorney of New York City. 

SamiueJ Houston, fifth child of John Houston the emi- 
grant and his wife Margaret 'Cunningham Houston, was 
born in Ireland aJ)out 1728 and came to America with his 
parents in 1735. He died 1797 «rt the age of sixty-nine years 
in Blount or Knox County, Tennessee. He married Eliza- 
beth McGrosky, daugliler of John McGrosky and his wife 
Elizabeth of Augusta County, Virginia. Their children were: 

(1) John Houston. 

(2) Jamets Houston. 

(3) Robert Houston. 

(4) Margaret Houston. 

(5) William Houston. 

(6) Mathew Houston. 

(7) Elizabeth Houston (by second ? wife). 

Robert Houston, third son of Samuel Houston and his 
wife, Elizabeth (McCrosky) Houston, was born in Rock- 
bridge Oouny, Virginia, 1760. About the year 1792 Robert 
Houston removed from Washington County, Virginia, to 
Tennessee where he lived till Ms death in 1835. His farm 
was about eightt miles South-east of Knoxville, on 'the south 
side of the French Broad River. At about the same time 
another Robert Houston came to Knox County from Abbe- 
ville District, So-uth Oarolina, and singularly enough the 
deaiih of *he latter Robert Houston occurred' April 2, 1834 — 
thus but a few months difference in the decease of the two. 
iThe above facts Ih'ave le»d to a considefrable confusion by 
historians as to the county offices held by eiadh. It is cer- 
tain that Robert of Abbeville was the Territorial Secretary 
and Ithat he for a time was SherilT of Knox County, but 
it seems likely that Robert Houston of Rockbridge Count v, 
Virginia, also held office of Sheriff of Knox and 1810-1814 
that of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Blount OounHy. 

Robert Houston of Rockbridge Coun'ty, Virginia, son of 
Samuel Houston and wife, Elizabeth McOroisky Houston, 
married twice : first Blizab^h Lochart (or Lochard) grand- 
daughter of Col. David Campbell who established C^mp- 


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bells s-tafion near Knoxville in pioneer days; second wife 
was Hartha Blackboim, daaiigliter of LieuH. Witliam Black- 
bum wh^o fdl at the Battle of King's Mountain, October 
1780, and whose widow Elizabeth (Bla)ck) Blackburn, with 
her brother Joseph Black and John Blackburn administered 
upon her deceased husband's estate, 1780-1796, as the 
records of Washingjton Oounty, Virginia, sliow. I«t is said 
that Martha Blackburn was a niece of the distinguished 
Prpsbyterian Divine, Rev. Gideon Blackburn; since a com- 
plete list of \}he children of Robet^t Blackburn, father of 
Rev. Gideon Blackburn, has not t>een found Ihds statement 
can not be veirified fully. Elizabeth Lochard and Martha 
Blackburn were devoted- friends before the death of the 
first. Elizabeth (Lochard) Hous^ton) died young, leaving 
but four small children to survive her — 'four having died 

The c'hild^en of Robert Houston and Ihis first wife, 
Elizabeth Lochard. Houston, were as follows: 

1 Elizabetih Hoaits-ton. 

2 William L. Houston. 

3 Samuel Hooiston. 

4 Jaimes Houston. 

5 Mahhew Houston. 
() John Houston. 

7. Robea^t Houston. 

8 Mary Houston. 

But three of the foregoing left descendants : William L. 
Hmislon married Rebecca Woodward and to them were 
born the following children: Robert, Cicero and Richard. 
Matftiow H'ousfton (No. 5) above married Jane McCrosky a 
thiird cousin, and the family removed to Iowa. Robert 
Houston, No. 7 above, married Dorthea Cresswell: heir 
eld<\st diaughter imarritxl Rob.^rt Pickens of Blount County 
where their desoendanls live. 

Robert Blackburn and Martha Blackburn, his second 
wife were married October 17, 1809. To them were borii 
five children, as follows: 

George Blackburn Houston. 

10 Joseph Erasmus Houston. 

11 Lochard E. Houston. 

12 Samiuel Moore Houston. 

13 EKza'betlh L. Hou&ton. 

9 Of the foregoing children, George Blackburn Hous- 
ton married Lamanda Monday : their descendants live near 
Cottonwood, Kansas. 


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10 Joseph E. Houston, No, 10 above, cam^ in 1834 to 
Madisonville, Tennessee, where during his long and ovent- 
. ful life he held nearly everj' public office in *he County. 
April 2, 1834, he mappierf Eliza McDonald CSark Haire, 
daughter of Monroe County's second Sheriff, James 
A. Haire and his wife, Mary Brown McDonald Haire, 
of York District, Sout'h Carolina. To Joseph E. Hous-ton and 
his wife, Eliza Mc. C. Hair© Houston were bom: 

1 Captain Robt. E. Houston. 

2 Mary Caroline Houston. 

3 Martha Eliza Houston. 

4 James Haire Houston. 

5 Josephine EHiot Houston. 
(> Lizzie Alice Houston. 

7 Blanche MoDona'ld Houston. 

Of tihe foregoing^ Oapt. Robert Houston, G. S. A on the 
staff of Gen. J. G. \augnn, married Miss Mary Weaver of 
Columbus, Mississippi But one child survived him : J. E. 
Houston of Aberdeen, Mississippi, who married first, Miss 
Willie Cox. Shortly afterwards ^he died leaving one daugh- 
ter who is now Mrs. Lawrence Tucker of Holly Springs, 
Mississippi. J. E. Houston married second, Fannie G. 
Carlisle: they have the following ohildiren: Fannie May, 
Joseph E., Blanchard Weaver Houston, Birl G. Houston, 
Mary Weaver Houston. Captain Robt. E. Houston had no 
children by his second wife, Mrs. Helia Stoddard. 

Mary G. Houston, second daughter of Joseph E. Houston 
and Ms wife Eliza Mc. C. Haire Houston, marrit^ Samuel 
Ma41ock Browder and to them were born three daughters: 
(a) Blanche McKinney Browder who married Ghas. Freder- 
ick Lal!imore and has the following children: Mar>' Ella 
Lattimore who married Kiug Walker and has Two children, 
King Benson Walker and Frances Lattimore Walker. 
Margaret Houston Browder, who married' Mr. HeiTington 
and has three c^hildren : Ghas. A. Helllngton, Nancy Heinng- 
ton, Blanche B. Helllington. SamueJ Browder Lattimore 
who married Ruth Gail McPeek: and las.My, Ghas Frederick 
Latttmore, junior, (b) Elizabeth Alice Browder, second 
daughter of Samuel and Mary C. (Houston) Browder, 
married' David Erskin Lowry and' t'hey have three children : 
Frank H., Mary Emeline, and Addie Blanc^h LowTy. (c) 
Ellen Browdier, thiTd daughter, married Ulysses Milligan 
and has two children: Elizabeth and Ulysses, junior. 

11 Judge Lockhart .E. Houston, third son of Robert 
Houston by his second wife, Martha Blackburn, removed 


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when a young man to Aberdeen, Mississippi, where h^ 
pursued' his beloved profession — the Law, and where he 
served as Circuit Judge, later helping to frame the Constitu- 
tion of that state after the War Between :the States. He maN 
ried Miss Sue MaJury Parris'h. See "Early Settle»rs of North- 
ern AJabama" by Saunders. To Judge Houston and his 
wife, Sue Maury Parrish, were bom the following: 

1 Mamie Houston. 

2 Robert P. Houston. 

3 Lizzie Houston. 

4 Loch'd Houston. 

5 David Winston Houston. 

6 Joseph. S. Houston. 

7 A daughter who died' young. 

8 Sue Maury Houston. 

1 Mamie Hoiualton, above, married Benjamin Gillespie 
of Aberdeen, Mississippi : their only <Jaaighter, Jessie mar- 
ried first, Howard Ward of Mem>phis, and later Acker 
Rogers of Aberdeen, Mississippi. 

2 Robert Parrish Houston married a Miss Honey: four 
children were born to them: Robert P. Houston, junior; 
Newton Houston died unmarried; D. Winston Houston, 
jainfior, Who married Beatrice Jenkins. They have two 

children : Winston Houston, junior, and a daughter, . 

The fourth ohild of Robert. Parrish Houston and his wife, 

Miss Honey, is Mar>' Sue Houston who married r 

Franklin of Aberdeen, Mississippi. 

3 Lizzie Houston married Firank Johnson of Madison- 
ville, Tennessee, and Ihey have two children: Elizabeth 
Johnson and Ijocke Johnson, now a student at Vanderbilt 

4 Dr. Lodh'd Houston died unmarried. 

5 David Winston Houston, fifth child of Judge Looh'd 
Houston is a distinguished lawyer in Mississippi and is 
being urged for ihe nomination of Grovernor of that stale. 
He married' Pinkie Sykes of Aberdeen, Mississippi, and they 
have only one daughter, India Sykes Houston, who was 
recently married to Hinam Casse*dy Holden, son of Judge 
Holdon of Jackson, Mississippi. 

6 Joseph S. Houston resides in St. Louis. He has never 

7 A twin sister of Joseph S. She died young. 

8 Sue Maury Houston, who resides in Aberdeen, Missis- 

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Houston by his 8e<M>nd wife, Martha Blackburn, settled in 
St. Louis about 1867. He married Mary P. Hendon, eldest 
daughter of Dr. William P. Hend^on o»f Newbern, Alabama. 
They had among other children the following: William S. 
Hwiston of Ohichasaw Okninty, Mississippi, w<ho married 
Miss Mary Foorsche, of Oklahoma. To them have beea 
born children : Samuel and' Mary Houston. Mary Houston, 
second child of Samuel Moore Houston: Jessie Hous&im, 

another daughter married a lawyer of St Louis, 

Walker; Hannah Houston; Albert Houston. 

13 Elizobelli L. Housiton, fifth child of Robert Houston 
by his second wife, Martha Blackburn, mteuried J. W. 
Norwood of Jackson. Tennessee. Thy had the foil nving 
children: John Norn-ood, Saffrtuel Norwood, Sallie Norwood 
who married Mr. Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee, a 'Vi-v; 
Robert Loc'h'd Norwood who married in Kentucky and 
resides there. 

Martha Eliza Huston, third child of Joseph E. Houston 
of Madisonville, Tennessee (No. 10) above, married Thomas 
raisha Moore of Cocke County, Tennessee. To them were 
born six sons and three daughters, namely: William 
Thomas Moore of Cleveland, Tennessee, who married 
Jeimie Willis; Janie R. Moore and Elizabeth Moore di d 
unmarried; Joe McDonald Moore, who married! Bessie 
CSark and who with their six children: Thomas E., 
Edward, Paul, William Glenn, J. Don and Martha Mae 
Moore* residb in the West; Paul Andrew Moore of Knox- 
ville, married Stella Haun awd has one daug'hter, Freda 
Hann Moore; Robert Locke Moore of Morristown, Tennes- 
see, who married Tessie Courtney and to whom have been 
born fonir daugh'ters: Ailyn, Edna Lynn, Mattie Roe, and 
Elizabeth Moore ; Lyle Stickley Moore of Newport, Tennes- 
see, w^ho married Madge Mims and who have two children : 
Ljie and Myra Lucia Moore; H<al Moore of Cleveland, Ten- 
m?ssee, who married Margaret Hardwick, and to whom two 
daug'hters have been born : Margaret Hawfwick Moore, de- 
ceased, and Martha Francis Moore. Margaret Eliza Moore, 
youngest daughter of Martha Eliza (Houston) Moore ana 
her husband, Thomas E. Moore, resid-es with her widowed 
mother in Cleveland, Teimessee. 

Josephine Elliot Houston, sixth child of Joseph E. 
Houston of Madisonville, Tennessee, married' September 13, 
1880, Vastine Stickley, son of Vastine Stickley of Lee 
County, Virginia and his wife, Elizabeth Duff, grand- 
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of Russell Ckximty. To Vas4ine Stiokley and his wife, 
Josephine E. (Houston) Stickley have been born three sons 
and three dlaughters, namely: (1) Elizabeth Duff Stickley 

' who imapriedi Thomas M. Hines of the Virginia Marshall- 
Keith family. Thomas M. Hines diedi March 17, 1920 
l<>aving his widow and their five children: Maxweir A., 
Robert. S., Elizabeth H., Josephine E., and Thomas Keith 
Hines. (2) The second' child of Vastine Stickley and his 
Wife, Josephine E. (Houston) Stickley is Robert Houston 
Stickley, attorney of Memipihis. He marrie^d Nancy E. Jones, 
daughler of John M. Jones of Sweetwater, Tennessee. (3) 
Eliza McDonald Stickley, «third child of Vastine and 
and Josephine (Houston) Stickley married Dr. Robert C. 
Kimbrougih of Monroe County. They have one son, Robert 
Cook Kimbrough, junior. (4) Dr. Jseph E. Houston Stick- 
ley of Madisonville, married Edihh Rhoerer of Kentucky and 
has one daug^hter, Antoinet'te Houston Stickley (5) "Mary 
McDonald SMckley married Thomas Frederick Wildtoiith 
of Birmingham and they have three sons : Vastine, Thomas 
Frederick, junior, and Edward Taylor Wildsmith. (6) Vas- 
tine Stickley, third' son of Vastine and Josephine (Houston) 
Stickley now a stiudteni in College of Pharmacy at Louisville. 
Blanche McDonald Houston, seventh child of Joseph E. 
Houston of Madisonville, Tennessee, married her cousin, 
Hon. Robert Grompton McGroskey of Garfield, Washingtoti. 
To them have been borne ithree sons and tlhree daughters, 
namely: Eliza Priscilla MoOroskey, Robert Grompton Mc- 
Ooskey, junior, Houston McDonald MciGi-oskey, Gladys Mc- 
Oosky, Blanche McGroskey and Earl McGroskey. Of 
these chiMi*en, Eliza died in infancy; Robert Gom^pton Mc- 
Ooskey, jimior, is married and lives in Garfield*: he has a 
son Robert McGroskey. Houston McGroskey lives in Gar- 
fiel J also, and has a daughter, Jeanetfte. Gladys Me- 

•(iroskey marriedt a banker of Spokane, Mr. Kimbrough, and 

has two d^aughters. Blanche McGroskey is married and liv<*s 
in Garfield, as dies Earl McGroskey, who is also married. 

James Haire Houston, fourth •child of Joseph E. Houston 
of Madisonville and lizzie Alice Houston, sixth child of Ihe 

same, died shortly aflter maturity unmarried. 

Malthew Houston, son of John Houston the emigrant 

and his wife, Margaret Gunnifngihaim Houston, was bora 

about 1730. 

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Martha Lyle was born about 1740. 

MaWhew Houston and Martha Lyle Hooiston moved in 
1790 frotfn Virginia to Tennessee, settlin-g first on ttie 
French Broad River in Blount County and later on Nine 
Mile Creek. They had seven children : 

(1) John Houston. 

(2) Samoiel Houston. 

(3) James Houston. 

(4) Matlthew Hoois^ton, Second. 

(5) Robert Houston. 

(6) Esther Housiton. 

(7) Margare* Houston. 

A lar^ge family comes throtugh these seven children. 
Their desoe»nritots are in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi 
and Texas in hundlreds. 

John Houston the first child married Rachel Balch and 
had eight c^hildren : Samiiel Houston married Nancy GOles- 
pie and hatf ten childireo; James Houston married Phoebe 
Mcdfung and had' five children ; Maitthew Houston, Second, 
married M«argaret Cloyd and had two children; Robert 
Houston died unmarried; Esther Houston married her 
cousin Major James Houston and had four cfhildlren; Mar- 
garet Houston married Oaptain James Gillespie and had 
ten childiren. 

James Houston the third son in the foregoing group, 
married Phoebe McClung and had' five children namely: 
Robert, Matthew, McCdiing, Hettie and' Ann. Of these; 
Matthew Houston married Mary Gillespie and had among 
other <*ildren Miartha Gillespie Houston who married 
John El'der and had among other child^^en, Leander M. 
Eider and Eva Grace Elder. 

Leander M. Elder married- Mary Safl^arvaus and had 
six childiren, namely: Blanche Louise Elder (who married 
Thomas H. Urmston and) has Thomas H. Urmston, Second), 
Irene Houston Elder (who majried Chester Watkins and 
has Elizabeth Watkins, Charlotte Watkins and Chester 
Watkins, Second), George Saffarvaus Elder (who married 
Hazel Garrison and has Oliver Laiwrence Garrison Elder 
and' Mary Elder) , Elizabeth Eldier (who married Halsey B. 
Leavitt and has Halsey B. Leavitl, Second, and Martha 
Elder Leavitt), Mary Grace Elder (who mlarried Henry 
Berry ancii has one son, Dan Berry) ; and Martha Elder 
(who married James T. Monahan and died without issue). 

Eva Grace Elder married Forrest Fergiison of St. Louis. 

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Haustx)n comes also flie family of which Mrs. S. C. Peeples, 
of Chattanooga, and her brottier, Mr. John Russell Pitner 
are onembeirs. 


Jaones Houston, son of John Houston the emigrant and 
his wi'fe Margaret Qunningham Houston was bom in Ire- 
lanid sometime previous to 1735 as in that year his parents 
emigrated to America and left him behind. He died' in 

Though last in this list, it is said Ihait »he was the eldest 
Bon; in «t)bat case he was born aboiuit 1715. He died in young 
manhood, unimarnied'. 

A Houston, probably close^ly related' to the family called 
^the "Sam Houston Family*' because it ppod»ucedi that famous 
ohiairtacter, married' Alice Armstrong. The two families 
Armstrong and Houston, came from the north of Ireland 
in #ie saime year, (1735) and settled near each Other in 
Peainsylvania. Alice Armstrong was a diaoighter of the 
eomigrant Robert Armstrong and' John Houston was the 
emigrant Houston. Since his sons' marriages are ac- 
counted for in the family record, herein given the Houston 
whom Alice Armstrong married' may have been his- brother, 
(•tradition says he had (two brothers who came to America 
with him) or more probably a nephew. A further point of 
connection in addition to the name, location and date of 
emigration is the fact that Alice Armstrong's brother, 
Ro^bert Armstrong, married Margaret Cunningham and 
John Houston's wi'fe was ailso Margaret Cunningham. 

Houston married' Alice Armstrong in Abbeville 

District, South Carolina, where they remainedl for a short 
time, later moving to Tenness^ee. (A large family was bom 
to themj AiDong ^their children was Robert Armstrong 
Houston, bom in Abbeville District, South Carolina, in 1765, 
dlied in Tennessee April 2, 1834. He was appointedl by 
Secretary of War John G. OalHioun (his mother's kinsman) 
United Slates Commissioner to the Indians. This was for 
the Indian Treaty of 1819. Robert Aransitrong Houston 
married Margaret Davis and had four daughters and at 
least two sons, Alice Houston, Amelia Houston, Malinda 
Houston and Rutelia Houston, James Housrton and Horace 

Alice Houston, daugihter of Robert Houston and Marg£a*et 
Houston, married James McMillan and had Robert Houston 
McMillan (who married twice and had- by his first wife 


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(Martha Isbell) two cJhildren Alice McMillan who is not 
marriod and James Benjamin McMillan wftio married 

Sj^nthia Ounningliam and ha^i William Gunningham Mc- 
itlan, Alice McMillan, Rutelia Isbell McMill^eui, Mary 
McMillan and Kitty B. McMillan; and had by bis second 
wife (Missouri Is^biell) low children, RK>beTt Houston Mc- 
Millan, Second, whc married Sarah Grey euid left Robert 
Houston McMillan, Third, died' younfg, Allen Gray McMillan 
imd Catherine McMillan, and Fannie McMillan (who mar- 
ried J. F. Winkle anl left Robert McMillan Winkle and J F. 
Winkle; Alice McMillan (who married Maj-or Gaines Mc- 
Millan as his second wife and lia«d no childlpen) ; and James 
While McMillan (who married LauTa Hendrick and had 
Julia Hardin McMillan, Amelia Alice McMillan, Annie L. 
McMillan, Mary Lurina McMillan, William Hendrick Mc- 
MiMan. Nannie Missouri McMillan, J«mes White McMillan, 
Second; Luke Hampton McMillan, Launa Hou&ton McMillan, 
Frances Louise McMillan and Frank Alexander McMillan.) 

A/melia Hcuston, <Jaughter of Robert Houston and 
Margaret Davis Houston, married' her cousin, Dniry Paine 
Anmstrong in 1823. Their children were Roibert Housrton 
ArmaJtrong (whb married Louise Franklin and had three 
children, Robert Franklin Armstrong who married twice, 
first Oelia Houston and second' Annie Wetzel and has no 
children, ElSzal)eth Armstrong who married James P. 
McMillan and had R-obert Arms»trong McMillan, died young, 
Jaimes P. McMillian and had Robert Armstrong McMillan 
and Laura McMillin who married Thomas H. Wagner and 
has Mary Elizabeth Wagner and Annie McMillan Wagner, 
and Adelia Armstrong wiho married J. Edward' Lutz and has 
Louise Lutz who married Dr. Victor Holloway, and Ed»win 
Lutz, who married' Eleanor Atkin) ; Marcellus Murat Arm- 
strong, called Whack (who married Elizaibeth G. McGee 
and had Drury Paine Armslrong, died unmarried, Joseph 
McGee ArmMrong married Mary L. Hiampton, Leoniclas 
Bruce Armslirong, Second, married first Pa/uiline Fearn and 
married second Margaret Brajdford, and Amelia Armstrong 
who married' J. A. Bankston) ; Leonidas Bruce Armstrong, 
First, (who died ummirried) ; and Adelia Armstrong (who 
married William Calvert Hill and had Geor^ Armstrong 
Hill married Georgia Ann Wallis and has children and 
Amelia Hill who married Clement C. IXmglas and has 

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Margaret Davis Houston married Robert McNiitt, 
Rortelia Houston, fourth daughter of Robert Houston and 
Miargaret Davis Houston married James Isbell an^d had 
Margaret Isbell (who married Major James Hardie and 
had no childiren) ; Fannie Isbell (who married William 
Doynlon) ; Houston I&bell (who dieid urnnamed) ; Thomas 
Livingston Isbell (who married Mattie J. Norris and had 
Rutelia Houston Armstirong w/ho marrieKi W. H. Lane and 
has one ohild, Rutelia Isbell Lane) ; and Alioe Isbell (who 
married her oousin William Park Armstrong, and had 
William Park Armstrong, Second, m«irried R^ebeka Purvis 
and has Rebekah Purvis Armstrong, WiHam Park Arm- 
stirong, Third, George Purvis Armstrong. Ann EHzabeth 
Armstrong and Jane Grozier Armstrong; Houston C, 
Armstrong married Mina Lamar and has Houston Ohurch- 
Garey Armstrong) ; Margaret Hardie Armstrong married 
Ainslie Power Ardagih and 'has Margaret Apdagh, Ainslee 
Power Ardagh, Second, Alice Ardagh, Kathleen Ardagh and 
Edith Ardagh, and Annie Elizabetlh ArmBifcrong married 
Thomas Stoo Johnson and has no oMldren). 

James Hous-ton the eldest son of Robert Houston and 

his wife Margaret Davis Houston married . 

Horace Houston, the second s-on of Robert Houston and 
Margaret Davis Houston married in Blount County, Tennes- 
see a Howard. 


George Houston married a Miss Ware about 1760. He 
came from Ireland to Pennsylvania thence to Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina, along with the Jacks, Rosses, 
Wilsons and otihers. This couple, George Houston ana 
wife had at least four sons, Thomas, William. Samuel and 
George Ware. Of these four sons, northing is known of the 
two first named. 

Samuel Houston married Mary Kirk in Mecklenburg 
County, North GaroJina, 1795. Their children were John, 
Margaret, George Ware, Nancy, Abner, Mary Melissa, Jane 
Eliza, Samuel Allison, William Wilson and Setih. John was 
last heard of in Arkaoisas ; Margaret married Joseph Wal- 
lace and lived in North Carolina. Nancy married W. A, 
Brown, lived in Tennessee and moved to Texas; Abner 
married and lived in Texas; Mary Melissia married John 
McCann and lived in Tennessee, afterwards moved to Texas ; 
Jane Eliza married William Naill and lived in Tennessee 


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the "Genlle 
. "The Lads of 
V stealing Sim 
ation : 

ii Niitih side, 
oil his 'hide'. 
.' Marquisate of Annan- 
1 ^ Harlfell and Bath; the 
ironies of Lochwood, Loch- 
iith and' Derrveni, and the 
.:ij), Westerfiall, Hack- 

:<]iiary (A. 85) was of opinion 

nns like Bruce, Baliel, Gtordon and 

I ance with William I. He identified 

IIP de Joinville, imentioned by the old 

int' (h Tailleair, as assisting at the battle 

I he name appears again half-Saxonized 

n.' I'oll of Battle Abbey. 

I Wallace is said to have been brought' up 

> of a Jo<hnston, and' the assertion is quite 

.lis home was rn Lenark, just North of Annan- 

■ I Hand it was allowable for each knight to wear 

ii»' design on Ihis shield as his chief; some ohang© 

r or line being necessary, of course, to distinguish 

\'nm\ anot/her. The firsi lords of Anonandale were 

Hriicf^s, whose arms were silver, willh a red saltire^ 

liagono-nal cross) and a gold chief band across the upper 

s.'clion; and while serving as vassals of the Bruces the 

Johnstons wore for their arms a silver sihield with a black 


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bama. He married Miss Pearl WhWmen and they had two 
cJhildren, Samuel Frank and Margaret. 

Mary Kirk and Jane Kirk were daughters of John and 
Sarah (Steele) Kirk of North Carolina. 

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The Johnstons are often peferredi to as t'he "Gen'tle 
Johnstons," and in a Border ballad, entitled "The Lads of 
Wamphray," we find the Galliard after stealing Sim 
Gritohton's 'wisdom dun', calling an invitation: 
Now Siawmy, Siaimiy of tlhe side, 
€^me out and} see a Jolhnston ride, 
Here's the bonniest horse in a *N'i«t)h side, 
And a gentle Jo'hnston aboon his !hide\ 

The family honiors inolude the Marquisate of Annan- 
diale; the Earld»oims of Anniandtei'le, Hartfell and Bath; tho 
Mscounis of Annandale; the Baronies of Lochwood, Loch- 
ben, Motfaldale, Evandale, Bath and Derrvenl, and the 
Baronetcies of Gaskieben, Elplhinstoiie, Westerhall, Hack- 
ness and Gilford. 

A Scottish border antiquary (A. 85) was of opinion 
that the original Johnstons like Bruce, Baliel, Gordon and 
Jardine, came from France wil!h William I. He identified 
him with the Sedgneur de Joinville, mentioned by the old 
ohronicl T Guillamme dl^ Tailleur, as assisting at the battle 
of Hastings, and the name appears again half-Saxonized 
inito Janvil, on the noil of Battle Abbey. 

Sir William Walliace is said to have been brouglitl up 
in 'the faimily of a Johnsion, and the assertion is quite 
credible as his home was in Lenark, just North of Annan- 

In Scotland it was allowable for each knight to wear 
the same design on Ibis shield as his chief; some ohang© 
in color or line being necessary, of course, to distinguish 
one from another. The first lords of Anonandale were 
the Bruces, whose arms were silver, willh a red saltire^ 
(diagononal cross) and a gold chief band across the upper 
section; and while serving as vassads of Dhe Bruces the 
Jc^hnstons ware for their arms a silver shield with a black 


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saitire and i^ chief. After the Bruces came Khe Ranctolphs, 
whose arms consisted of tihree red cushions on the silver 
field; anfd in order to show their allegiance fto their new 
maslers, the Johnstons put three gold cushions on the red 
chief of tfhedp shields. When the Johnstons were raised to 
the i>eerage their arms were confirmedi in the above design, 
which is officially described Argent, a saltire sable, on a 
chief gules, three cushions. 

The crest of the clan is a winged spur, or "flying spur'*, 
as Sir Walter Scott calls it. There is a legend explaining 
the way in wfhich the crest was awarded, which recites 
that while John Baliol was King of Scotland, Edward, King 
of England, tried* to make him acknowlcdlge Scotland to be 
tributary ito England, and Robert Bruce, then Earl j( 
Oarrick, bitterly opposed the scheme. Edward, upon 
hearing of Bruce's opposition, laid a plot to seize him, and 
was >only prevented from doing so by Baliol's sending the 
chief of the Jo'hnstons to Bruce with a. warning. Baliol did 
not wish to write to Bruce for fear the message should be 
intercepted by the followers of Edward, so he sent! a spur 
to which was tied a bird's wing. Bruce took the hint and 
saved himself by flight, and wthen he became King he con- 
tevred the crest of the winged spur upon the messenger. 

When Sir James Jbihnston was Lord Warden of West 
Marches his motto was *'ali'ght thieves €dl"; but when the 
chief of the clan was raised to the peerage the motto was 
changed to 'Nunquam non paratus' (Never unready). This 
motto was particularly appropriia'te, as it is said that when 
the chief used to muslter his clan for balttle it wtas the custom 
for him to ask : ''Men of Annandale, aire ye ready?'' and the 
answer was invariably, "Aye, ready". 

The Clan badlge is red hawthorn. The Seat of the 
Johnston clan, is Looherby, near center of district of 
Annandalo-Caslle of Loch wood, situated at 'that place. 

Though their origin is Scotch, some of the Johnstons 
wenrt to Iriland, County of AntHm, at the .time so many 
Scotc^hmen emigrated here as has been oflten noted *n 
this series. The tradition that the emigrant to Ireland^ 
or possibly one of his immediate succssors married an 
"Irish lady" is scarcely borne out /by the records of the 
people, for it was their boast fthat for two hundred years the 
Scotch Nation of Ireland" as they liked tlo call themselves 
never "intermarried" with the Irish. Of course, the John- 
ston, who is said to have married the Irish lady may have 
been the exception which proved the rule. This would seem 


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indeed to be indiciated by the birth near Dublin of the seven 
Jofcnstans, who emigrated to America. 

Aflter livinig in Ireland a length of time not n€W kno vn, 
the Johnstons like hundreds of their Scotch Irish neighbors 
decided to emigrate to the new Icuid ot America. In 1768 
the four Johnston brothers, J-ohn, William, Francis and 
Joseph whK) were all born near Ehiblin and presumably their 
three sisters, Margaret, Niamey and Jean, all set sail for 
America. They landea in Philade'lphia and settled for a 
short time in Pennsylvania, when following the tide of 
emigration, they moved to Virginia and froan thence to 
South Carolina and Tennessee. 

While this article primarily concerns tShe Tennessee 
Johnstons, a 'brief reference to the Norfli Carolina group 
is not amiss. Governor Jobnsiton and his family of that 
state are all from the seme stock, and it is believed 
thai the extinct Martjuisite of AnnandiaJe should be vested 
in the North Carolina branch. Alabama Johnstons are 
from the North Carolina family, the late Governor Joseph 
Forney Johnston being of North Carolina extraction. 

There ^\•ere three Governors of 'North Carolina of the 
family and name. All were emigrants from Scotland and 
all were born in or near Dundee. They were : Governor 
Gabriel J*ohnston, Governor Jo>hn Johnston, and the latter^s 
son. Governor Sammel Jo«hn&'t!on. Samuel Johnston was born 
near Dunidee, Scotland, in 1733 and this date shows the 
approximate date of his father's and uncle's birth to be 
aboiit 1700, or a little earlier. Gabriel Johnston was Gov- 
ernor of the Province o^f North Carolina in 1734 and was 
followed in 1736 by his brother. John Johnston. Governor 
John Johnston's emigration eviaen'tly took place betvi^een the 
date of his son's birtflh in Dundee in 1733 and this appoint- 
ment lo the Governorship in 1736. No approximate date of 
Governor Gabriel Johnston's emigration can be given. 

Samuel Johnston, born in Dundee, Scotland', in 1733, 
emigrated wilh his father, John Johnston, say 1734. He 
held almost every posisible office in the Province and State 
and in 1787 was elected Governor of that Stiate. 

Governor Johnston's wife was Helen Scrymsour. 
Governor Samuel Johnston's wife vms Penelope Eden, only 
daughter of Governor Eden. 

In America in the Revolution there were many John- 
stons and in the War Between the States there were four 
G«eraLs in the Oomfederate Army all suppKysedly kinsmen 
and fill of t!he names spelledi with a "t". Brigadier General 


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George D. Johnston, lieutenant General Albert Sidney 
Johnfirton, Lieutnant Generai Joseph Eggleston Johnston 
and Brigajdier General Robert D. Jofhnston. Of the most 
femous are General Albert Sidney Jo^hnston. who gave his 
life for the So-ubh at Shdloh, April 6, 1862. and General 
Joseph E. Johnston whose brilliant career tnroughout the 
War is ateo w«elll known. 

The Tennessee family of Johnston comes from She line 
of the four brothers who were born near Dublin, Ireland, 
in ithe middle of the Eighteenth Century. These four 
brothers, John Johnston, Joseph Jo*hnston, Francis Johns»ton 
and William Johnston had three sisteirs, Margaret Johnson, 
Nancy Johnston and Jean Johnston. Margaret married a 
Mr. Shaw, Nancy a Mr. Henderson and Jean a Mr. Jones. 

It is the belief of the family that they sprang from the 
AnnandaJe Johnstons, and that one of the family went over 
into Ireland dliring the persculion and married an Irish 

John Johnston, the eldest chiM of the foregoinjg group 
was born near Dublin, Ireland, in 1735. His half brother, 
Joseph Jchnston, was born near Dublin February 28, 1745, 
the biriths of 'the other five brothers and sisters have not 
been given. 

The family of four brothers emigrated from Ireland to 
rennsylvania about the year 1768. Two years later they 
went to Virginia and there made settlements in 1770. John 
Johnsiton settled in Rockbridige County, Virginia, married 
and raised a family. 

The seven brothers and sisters who came from Dublin 
to America about the year 1768 will be token up in the 
following order: 

I. John Johnston. 
II. Joseph Johnston. 

III. Francis Johnston. 

IV. William Johnston. 
V. Margaret Johnston. 

VI. Nancy Johnston. 
VII. Jean Johnston. 

Jo^hn Johnston, eldest of the group of brothers who 
emigrated to America from Ireland about the year 1768, 
was the only son of his mother and was a half brother 
to Joseph Johnston, Francis Jdhnston, William Johnston, 
Margaret Johnston, Nancy Johnston, and) Jean Johnston. 


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He was bom near Dublin aboirt 1735 and emigpated 
to Ataerica about 1768. They moved to Virginia about 
1770 and from there to Washinglon County, Tennessee, 
about the year 1800. He died there about 1806. He had 
married and had a family. Some of his children remained 
in Virginia, but ihis son ^Samuel Johnston accompanied 
him to Tennessee and after his father's dieath moved to 
Blount Ctounty. 

Samiuel Johnston mai^riedf Nancy S'haw and died in 1846. 
He left ten children : 

( 1 ) John Johnston, Second. 

(2) Samuel McMillan Johnston. 

(3) Esther Johnston. 

(4) Margaret Johnston. 

(5) William Johnston. 
(6)Josialh Johnston. 

(7) Francis Johnston. 

(8) James Harvey Johnston. 

(9) Anna Johnston. 
(10) Hamilton Johnston. 

(1) John Jo^hnston Vhe eldest son of Samuel Johnston 
and Nancy Shaw Johnston marriedl Keziah Rowan in 1815. 

(2) Samuel McMillan Johnston, son of Samuel John- 
ston and Nancy Shaw Johnston, married his cousin, 
Mangaret Johnston, dauigWter of Joseph Johnston, about 
1817. Their child'ren were: Nancy A. (who married 
Z. EdKvards and haidl Samuel Edwards, William Edwards 
ajid Sarajh Edwards, all of w'hom died without issue and 
Margaret Edwards who married' W. H. Lowry and had four 
children) ; James Hajrvey Johnson (who married Jane 
Qaldiwell in 1845 and had s-ix ohiMren) ; Ebenezer E. 
Johnson. (who married Armina Montgomery in 1846 and 
had fou/r children) ; Lucinda Jane Johnston (Who married 
0. H. P. Caldwell in December 1843 and had five children, 
James A. Caldwell who married Elizabellh Gillespie and has 
Percy A. Cteldwell, Rhobie Caldwell married Fredl Smallman 
and Elsie Caldwell married Roland Olmstead; Alice Cald- 
well; Mary Caldwell; Samuel Caldlwell; and Sarah Cald- 
well) ; Jefferson LaFayette Johnston (who married Bettie 
Blair in 1858 and had one child and, after her death married 
Befttie McGhee and had five children. Among -their dhildren 
are : Hugh M. Johnston, who married! Lillie Shipp and has 


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two daughters, Lynn Russell Johnston and Elizabeth John- 
son, Samuel Hugh Hardin, who married Lillie Shippandhas 
Thomas H. Jo'hnston, whose wife was Nona G. McDermoti 
They have H«ugh Saanuel Johnston and Louise Johnston. 

Ester Johnston (who married Peter Hardin and left one 
son, Samuel M. Hardin, who mtrried Lillie Shipp and has 
no ofhildren) ; Margaret Johnston (who married J. F. McQill 
and died in 1910, ihaving had eig'ht chOdren, Ave of whom 
are living). 

(3) Elstheir Johnston, daughter of Samuel Jdhnston and 
Niancy Shaw Johnston marri^ Josiah Rowan in 1819. They 
had several children, one of whom was Colonel John A. 

' Rowan who commanded 62 Tennessee Confederate Reg- 

(4) Margaret Johnston, daughter of Samuel Johnston 
and Nancy Shaw Johnston married her cousin, Samuel 
J'ohnston, son of Joseph Johnston in 1818. 

(5) William Johnsiton, son of Samuel Johnston and 
Nancy Shaw Johnston, married Nancy Finley in 1820. 

(6) Josia/h Johnsiton, son of Samuel Johnston and Nancy 
Shaw Johnston married Clarissa Prater about 1828. 

(7) Francis Johnston, son of Samuel Johnston and 
Nancy Shaw Johnslon married Jane Ferguson in 1838. 

(8) James Harvey Johnston, &on of Samuel Johnston 
and Nancy Shaw Johnston, married Nancy Walker in 1835. 

(9) Anna Johnston, daugjhter of Samuel Johnston and 
Nancy Johnston, never married. 

(10) Hamilton Johnston, son of Samiuel Johnston and 
Nancy Shaw Johnston, married Isabella Auneau in 1835. 


Joseph Johnston, who was born in or near, Dublin, 
Ireland, February 28, 1745 and emigrated to America in 
about the year 1767, settled with his brothers in Virginia 
in 1770. He served in the Revolution and was a Sergeant 
in Captain Joseph Spencer's Company. 

In July 1778, Joseph Johnston and his brother Francis 
Johnston made a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and 
were so deligihted with the country that Joseph Johnston 
decided 'to remain there. He married Margaret Graham, 
of Graham's Ford, in 1781. 

Margaret Graham had emigrated from Ireland in 1770 
with her brother, Robert Graiham. They had settled in 
Southwestern Virginia near Wytheville, according to Dr. J. 
T. Graham, of Wytheville. The ten sons and daughters of 
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District, SouilJh (Carolina. They lived on *be Padfen River 
near the "Old National Fond". 

About the Year 1816, Joseph and Margaret Gpaham 
Johnston and their entire family moved to Tennessee, 
Blount County, and he later bought ten farms in Monroe 
and Roane Co^mtiee, Tennessee, leaving one foran to each 
of his fen children. 

He died Aug«u&t 15, 1825, on the farm AMhere he lived 
for several years, one and a ^alf miles sooith of Blair's 
Ferry, now near Loudion where his grandson, James 
Harrison Johnston now lives. Joseph and Margaret Gra- 
ham Johnston aire buried at tlhe Old Brick 'Oburch wbere 
they lived in Blount County. 

From a memorandum book kept by Joseph Johnston, 
beiginning Februaiy 16th, 1770, we find that he came to 
Virginia from Pennsylveuiia. Other items in the book show 
that he had business transactions with Francis Johnston, 
who m<ust 'have been a brother. 

He kept ajocounts with the Exchange Bank of George- 
town, Mechanics Bank of Baltimore, and a Virginia Bank 
in 1773. In July 1778, he and' Francds Johnston made a 
trip 'to Charleston, South Carolina, and an account of tJie 
expenses of both on that trip w«us kept. He has accounts 
also with John Johnston and James Johnston, presumably 
bro'thers. He 'has entries of notes on Bank of Tennessee, 
payable at Nashville, and the State Bank of North Carolina, 
Wilmington, NorUh Carolina. 

Another entry in the book reads: **Received from 
Robert Graham on a note, 13 pounds and 12 shillings. 
Received from John Johnston, on Francis Johnston's 
account, six pounds and six- shillings, April the IQth, 1797, 
-and 260 fee-t of board. December ye 10th, 1779; this is 
the bargain between Francis JohnstJon and Josep^h Johnston, 
viz., that Joseph Jo^hnston bought ye half of a steel and 
vessels for 300 pownds". 

After Joseph Johnston removed to South Carolina he 
accumuJated a fortune, and when his chiM'ren were all 
grown, he moved 'to Blount County, Tennessee, and after- 
wards to Roane, which is now Loudon County. 

He bought ten plantations in that section of the country 
known as "Sweetewater Valley'', between Blount County, 
and Chattanooga. He gave a plantation to each one of his 
children an(d ?Purnis<hed it with stock and negroes ; but he 
set most of his own negroes free after he moved to Tennes- 
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liberated, was very young at the time, and started, with 
hifi mother, to Liberia, but wiien they embarked at Savan- 
nah, Georgia, he turned' back witli one or two olihers, pre- 
ferring rather to bear 'the ills he already had than to fly to 
fliose he knew not of. His mother, after she arrived in 
Africa, wrote to her mistress several times, amd occasionally 
sent presents of coffee and other products of Hhe country, 
in exchange for iobacco an<l presents sent them from this 
county. 'Riey were ncrt sa'tisfied in Liberia and wished to 
return. In Joseph Johnston's will it will be found' that he 

Sve to each of his dhil-dren a body servant or maid, with 
B proviso that they should be 'teuight 'tlo reaxi and and be 
set free ait the a'ge of IMrty. In his will he also ordered 
that his books of divinity ehouM be divided amongst his 
sons and daughters, but that his other books should be 
divided amongst Ms sons only. Evidently believing that it 
was not necessary for women to know anything except 
religion. Joseph Johns^ton served' as courier in he Conti- 
nental forces, during the Revolutionary war, and, for many 
yeiars, the family possessed Ihe note book, kept by him, with 
reHnarks upon the campaign from Newport, Rhode Island, 
to Charleston, South Carohna. 

He, his ancestors 'and most of his desoendant« have 
been Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, of the strictest faiflh, and 
have been noted for their inltegrity of character and solid 
qualities, «tlthough a trifle austere. They acknowledge but 
one right and one wrong, and recognize no circuitous routes 
between the two. 

The children of Joseph John&tJon and Margaret Graham 
Johnston were : 

(1) James Johnston. 

(2) Josiah Johnston, born 1785. 

(3) Frances Johnston. 

(4) Samuel Johnston. 

(5) Joseph Johnston, Second. 

(6) Robert Johnston. 

(7) Ebenezer Johnston. 

(8) William Johnston. 

(9) Margaret Johnston. 
(10) Jean Johnston. 

(1) James Johnston married Rachel Martin. Their 
children were: Joseph Johnston, William Johnston, 
Ebenezer Johnston, Francis Johnston, Polly Jo^hnston, 
Michael Jofhnston and Martha Johnston. 

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sylvania. Their children were : Joseph Johnston, Walker 
Johnston, James Johnston, Francis Johns^ton, William 
Johnston, E)mmett Jobnston and Nancy Ann Johnston (who 
married Dr. Ford). 

Of the foregoing: 

Joseph Johnston married Caroline Hair and had seven 
chi'ldrai, namely: James Johnston^ Inez John&ton, Hester 
Johns/ton, Alice Johnston, Caroline Johnston, Francis 
Johnston and Joseph Johnston. Jaimes Joihn&rton married 
Lucy Oall'oway. She died soon after their maariage. He 
lives at the old Johnston place near MadisonviHe, Tennes- 
see. Inez Johnston married Captain H. H. Taylor of Knpx- 
ville and left two children, <ja!roline Taylor and Alfred 

Taylor. Hester Johnston married Reed, of Lexington, 

Kentucky and' had two sons, one of Whom died in infancy, 
the other, Josep(h J. Reed married Felicia Murray of Ander- 
son, South Gfwolina and lives in Knoxville. Alice Johnston 
died young. Caroline Johnston married Luke Cfitllaway. 
and had two children, Lucy Callaway who died young and 
Thomas Call'oway wiio married' Rhodia King Shields and 
lives (in Knoxville. Francis Johnston (married' Elizabeth 
Houston and has two children, Elizabeth Johnston and 
Locke Johnston. 

Joseph Johnston . 

Walker Johnston never married. 

James Miller Johns-ton, married Sarah Tucker who 
was the daaighter of John Tucker and Mary (Polly) 
Haigler of Lenoir Oourity, Niorth Cairolina, Who had moved 
from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1838 and settled at 
Tucke»r's Springs in Bradley County, seven miles south of 
Cleveland, Tenneswe. 

The children of James Johnston and Sarah Tucker, 
were John Tucker Johnston, Ida Johnston, Josiah BmmeM 
Johnston, Esther May Johnston, James Francis Johnston, 
Saomiel Marshall Johnston and William Thomas Johnston. 

John Tucker Johnston married Mary Tipton of Cleve- 
land, they had three children, James Johnston who died 
young; Willie Johnston, "Bunnie" (as she was affection- 
ately calledi) wlho died at the age of twen*ty-two in Hahn- 
emann hospital in Philadelphia upon returning to The 
States after a visit in Jamaica; and Clyde Johnston, who 
married C. L. Hardwick and lived in Cleveland. 

Ida Johnstion married' John A. Steed of Cleveland; their 
eldest child, Mary Johnsrton Steed married W. C. Nevin of 
Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and had ihree children: Sarah 


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Amelia Nevin, Esther Johnfrtan Nevin (died in infancy) and 
William Cunningham Nevin, Sadie Steed -married Walter 
Wilson af Cleveland, Tennessee; they have two cshiMren: 
Sarah Gordon Wilson and Williaim Steed Wilson. Gaim[^Il 
Stieed died young. Gef tnide Steed married John Blackwood 
of Osceola, Arkansas, Francis Gruham Steed. 

Josiah Emmett) Johnston married Ruth Prances Nuck- 
olls of Galax, Virginia, they liave one diild, Mary Rutti 
Johnston, who (married Dr. Oarl Thomas Spec, of Morris- 
town, Tennessee. 

Esther May Johnston married first, James H. Bible of 
Cleveland, they had one son who died in infancy; sbe 
married second, John G. Brown of Blackfoot, Idaho, and 
has no dhildren. 

James Francis Jo^hnston married Bessie Key of Chatta- 
nooga, they had two children, a daughter, Mary France* 
Johnston, who died young and a son, Summerfleld Key 

Samuel Marshall Johnston married Ophelia Knox ol 
dharleston, Tennessee, they have one daiighter, Elizabeth 
Johnston and one son, James Miller J*ohnston. 

William Thomas Jo^hnslton married Gertrude Morgan, 
who died in 1906, they 'had three children, Morgan John- 
ston, Rhoda Inman Johnston and William Thomas 

Francis Johnston never married. 

William Johnston married Belle McGariy and lived 
near Charleston, Tennessee. They had three children, 
namely: Mary Johnston, Nannie Johnston and Betty 
Johnston. Mary Jo^hnston married Elijah Brown of Atlanta^ 
and has two ohiWren, William Brown and Esther Brown. 
Nannie Johnston married J. E. Craig and 'had two childtt^m, 
Frank Craig and J. E. Craig, junior. They lived in Gaines- 
ville, Georgia. Betty Johnston married Mozier. She 

lives with her mother, Mrs. William Johnston in CaJhoun, 
Tennessee. Williaim Johnston was a surgeon in the Con- 
federate Army and was killed in the Baitile of Vicksburg 
wlhile attending wounded* soldiers. 

Emmett Johnston married Caroline Tucker (See How- 
ard Family) and had six children, namely: Eugene John- 
ston, Francis Johnston, and! French Johnston. Eugene 
Johnston diedf in 1915. Mary Johnston married M. L. Beard 
and had three children, Frankie Beard, May Beard and 
French Beard". Joseph Johnston married Ella Wehiinl 


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and had^ one child, Caroline Johnston. French Johnston 
died in 1907. 

Nancy Ann Johnston tnarried Dr. Ford. They had three 
ctoildren, J. D. Ford, William Ford and Francis FowJ, all 
of whom are imiinri^ and live in Texas. 

(3) Francis Johnston married KaWe Dnincan. Their 
childpen were: Joseph Johnston, George Johnsflon, and 
two dau^ters, all of whom moved' to Iowa in 1855. 

(4) Samuel Johnston married his cousin, Margflunet 
Johnston. Their childTen were: Francis Johnston, John 
Johnston, Ebenezer Johniston, Joseph Johnston and 
Mlargaret Johnston. 

(5) Joseph Johnston, the Second, married Hester Hen- 
derson. Their children were: John Johnston, Francis 
Johnston, Margaret Johnston, Cynthia Johnston and 
another daught-er. 

(6) Robert Jo»hnston died unmarried. 

(7) El>^ezer Johnston, seventh child of Joseph John- 
ston and Margareb Graham Johnston was born August 30, 
1800. He married August 5th, 1830, Hannah Hughes HutT. 

Ebenezer and his bachelor brother, Robert, inherited 
the plantation where their parents died, and continued to 
dwell there until their death; Robert in July 1863, and 
Ebenezer in September 1867; the wife of Ebenezer also 
died at the same place, in September 1878, and the 'Ihree 
are buried in the old burying ground there. Their home- 
stead has descended to James H. Johnston, third' son of 
Ebenezer, who is at present living with hi» family in the 
house originally built by Joseph Johnston. 

Robert Johnston served as Colonel andi Ebenezer John- 
ston as CSaptain of the Stfcite militia for many years, having 
received their commissions from Governor Cai'i*oil. 

All the sons of and the two sons«-in-law of Eb(^n(»zer 
served in the Confederate army, except William McEwen 
Johnston, who was too young — ihis next older brother, 
Jerome Von Albadb having entered the service at the age 
of seventeen. He was shot through the le^ at the battle 
of "Big Mock" near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and made a 
prisoner. His older brother, John Yates Johnston, Captain 
of Com'pany P, 62nd Tennessee Volunteers, w£U3 captured 
at the same time and was a prisoner on Johnston's Islani 
Ohio, for twenty-two months. After the war was closed 
Joseph Marshall Johnston went to New York and was for 
many years a partner in the firm of R. T. Wilson & 
Company, bankers. He afterwards settled in Macon, 


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Georgia. He was one of the large&t planters in < the Stale 
and president) of the American National Bank. John Yates 
Johnston w^s a capitalist of Knoxville, Tennessee, James 
H. Johnston, as previously mentioned, is living at the 
homesteadi in Tennessee; Jerome Von Albade Johnston is 
largely interested in developing the mineral resources of 
Southwestern Virginia. 

William McEwen Jahnstoii, the youngest son, ifter leav- 
ing Washington Ctollege, in Ijexinigton, Virginia, in 1870, 
went to New York City, where he was a member of the firm 
of R. T. Wilson & Company, Bankers for many years. 
After has marriage he removed to Macon, Georgia, where 
he n'ow lives, not being actively engaged in any business. 

T^ie children of Ebenezer Johnston and Hannah Hughes 
Huff Johnston were: Melissa Clementine Johnston, born 
May 9l!h,1831; Robert Franklin Johnston, born Dec^Mnber 
8th, 1832; Mary Jeian Johnston, born October 9th, 1834; 
Joseph Marshall Johnston, born May 21st, 1837; John Yates 
Johnston, born Odober 20th, 1839; James Harrison John- 
ston, bom January 22nd, 1842; Jerome Von Albade John- 
ston, born February 4th, 1845; Milton Graham Johnston, 
born Novem'ber 14th, 1847; William McEwen Johnston, 
born July 20, 1850; and Hanniah Elizabeth Johnston, born 
October 17, 1857. 

Melissa Clementine Johnston married Richard Thornton 
Wilson. She lived in New York and lived to be nearly 
eighty. They had five children, the oldest iPauprhler 
Mary Wilson married Ogden Goolet. Their children wnr^ 
was frequency compared to that of Queen of Denmark, 
who married every child to a crown. The Wilsons married 
the American equlivalent — ^wealth. The eldest daughter, 
Mary Wilson Married Ogdien Goelelt. Their children were : 
May Gk)elet, who is Duchess of Roxburghe and Robert 
Goelet. Orme Wilson married Caroline Aistor and has two 
sons, Richard Thornton Wilson, and Marshall Orme Wil- 
son, Junior Leila Belle Wilson, the second ddUiihltT, 
married Michael H»enry Herbert', then an attache of the 
British Embassy at Washington. At the time of his dea^ 
he was Sir Mich&el Hcfrbert and British Aonbassador at 
Washington. Lady Herbert has two sons. Richard Thorn- 
ton Wilson, Junior, the second sou mi Mr. Richard 
Thornton Wilson and Melissa Clementine Johnston Wilson 
married Marian Mason of Boston and has two children. 
Grace Wilson, the youngest daughter married Cornelius 
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Army and has two children, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Third, 
wlho was also in the United) States Army and Grace Vandt^r- 
bilt. Oornelius Vanderbilt, ithird married Radhel Liltlelon. 

Robert Rranklin Johnston died young. 

Mary Jean Johnston married Simeon D. Reynolds. She 
had no children. 

Joseph Maipsball Johnston married Martha Fannin 
Hueguenin and had two children, MarUia Johnston, who 
married William de Lacey Kountze, an-d had two children, 
M«Lrtha and Helen; and Richard W. Johnston, who roamed 
Isabelle Thomas and left daoighters, Isabelle ajid Pemella. 
Richard W. Johns»ton died December 28, 1808. 
28, 1808. 

John Yaies Johnston married Sue Ayers and had three 
child'ren, a son who died in infancy, and two daughters: 
Janie Johnston, who nwarried Hepburn Saunders and Sue 
Jo^hnston,, who married David G. Ohapman. 

James Hamson Johrw^tJon is living on the old Johnston 
place near Loudon. He married Mary Ann Kline and had 
four childi*en: Mamie Johnston wiho diied unmarried. 
Sallie Johnston (whio mteirried John C. Grifflss. junior, ana 
has John C. GrifTiss, Third and James JohnsTon Griffiss). 
Albert Sidney Johnston whto ds unmarried and Elizabeth 
Johnston ( wno married Hugh McCl'ung Thomas, and has 
Lucy Thomas and Charlie McGlung Thomas). 

Jerome Von Albade Johnston is unmiarried and lives 
in Macon. 

William McEwen Jo^hnston married Llewellyn Reese 
and has two children, Viola Johnston who married King- 
man Moore und William McEwen Johnston, jainior. 

Hannah Elizabeth Johnston married Almstead Mason 
Oooke and has no children. 

(8) William Johnston married Ann Maclyn. Their 
children were: John Johnston, Campbell Jo>hnston and 
Robert Johnston. 

(9) Margaret Johnston married her cousin, Samuel 
McMiWan Johnston. Their children were: Nancy Ann 
Johnston (who married Z.Edwards), James Harvey 
Johnston,' Ebenezer E. Johnston, Lucinda Jane Joihnston, 
Jefferson Lafayette Johnston, Margaret Johnston, Esther 
I. Johnston and had two sons who died in infancy. (See de- 
scendants of Samuel McMillan Johnston). 

(10) Jean Johnston married David Walker. They had 
ten children, among others, William Walker, Francis 
Walker and Eliza Walker. 


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(s) William Johnston, son of Joseph Johnston and 
Margapet Graham Johnston, who was bom 1800 and died 
1864, 6«ed sixty-four, married Atone McClyn, bom 1805^ 
died 1869. They had six diiMren, namely: Robert Alex- 
ander Johnston, Adaline JtJihnston, Fnands Garlyle John- 
fiton, Jackson Graham Johnston, William Campbell John- 
ston, and Columbus MoCivin Johnston. 

Of the foregoing: 

Robert Alexamdiep Johnston, first child of William John- 
ston and Margaret Graliam Johnston, married three times 
and' had children by his flrstt and second marriaces. He 
married first, Vuity Turner ^nd they had eight <Aildren, 
namely: Ann Johiiston, Hester Johnston, Susan Johnston,. 
William Johnston, Frank Johnston, Columbus Johnston, 
Belle Johnston, Nancy Johnston. Robert Alexander John- 
ston, miaarrded second. Mrs. Loicy Jane Bean and they had 
seven children, namely: Lyle Johnston, Ida Johnston, Lula 
Johnston, Chferlie Johnston, MoUie Johnston, Oscar John- 
ston and Ore Johnston. Robert Alexancler Johnston mar- 
ried, third, Tabitlm A. Goodner ^md tlhey had no children. 
Of the children of Robert Alexander Johnston by his first 
Wife : Susan Johnston, married Henry Berger ana had nine 
children, namely: Mary Berger, Lucy Berger, Nannie Ber- 
ger, Clara Berger, Oscar Berger, George Berger, Fred Ber- 
ger, and Frank Berger; William Johnston married Ellen 
Pair and had four children, niamdy: Eugenia Johnston, 
Samuel Johnston, Arthur Johnston and Horace Johnston^ 
Frank Johnston married Mdnerva Wolf land had six child- 
ren, namely: Stella Johnston, James Johnston, Margaret 
Johnston, OUie Johnston, Johnny Johnston and Abbey John- 
ston; Columbus Johnston married Lelia Wolf awd had two 
children, namely: Carl Johnston, land Burta Johnston, 
Belle Johnston married Sim Harris and had seven children^ 
namely: Ida Harris, Robert Harris, Eula Harris, Hentie 
Harris, Mary Harris and Jessie Harris; Nancy Johnston 
married' James Everhart, and had five children, namely: 
Clarence Everhart, Unity Everhart, Ruth Everhart. Robert 
Everfiart, and Willie Everhart. Of the chdl(fren of Robert 
Alexander Johnjston by his second wlife: Lyle Johnston 
married Eugenia Hawk and had 'two children, namely : 
Maurice Johnston and Eugene Johnston; Ida Johnston 
married Champ Ramsey, and had ten children, namely: 
Ora Ramsey, John Ramsey, Lillian Ramsey, Nannie Ram- 
sey, Thomas Ramsey, McKinley Ramsey, George Ramsey, 
Perry Ramsey, Robert Ramsey, and Mary Ramsey; Charles 


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John&ton married Sarepta Suns, and had four children, 
noimely: Oate Johniston, Willie Johnston, Myrtle Johnston, 
and Victor Johnson, Moliie Jo»hnston marri^ William 
Niaithanharger and had two children Clay Nathanbarger 
and Ora Nalthanbarger; OBoar Johnston married Burta 
Mai^tin and) had three cfhildren, namely : Robert Johnston, 
Lyle Johnston and Oscar Johnston, junior; Om Johnston 
mai-ried Seanaiel Bean, junior, arid had no children. 

Adeline Johnston, second child of William Johnston 
and Margaret Graham Johnston married A. W. Ford. 

Francis Qarlyle Johnston, third child of William John- 
ston and Margaret Graham Johnston, was born December 
22, 1829. He married Mary Kathenine MacPhearson, born 
February 10, 1837, died' October 30, 1851. They had five 
children, namely: William IJackson Johnston, John Mac- 
Phearson Johnston, Robert Samuel Johhston, Charles Frank- 
lin, Johnston, and Frances Henry Johnston. Of these, Wil- 
liam Jackson Johnston married Harriett Hunter amcl had 
five children, namely: Frederick Johnston, Margaret John- 
ston, Arthur Johnston, Augusta Johnston and Robert John- 
stlon. Robert Sanifuel Johnston, married three times and 
hfed oMiidren by each marriage. He married first, Elizabeth 
Karr and had wree children, namely : Mary Johnston, John 
Johnston and Robert Johnston; he married second, Nannie 
Westmoreland and had one child, namely: Francis Jeffiie 
Johnston; he married" third, Martha Ann Williams and had 
one child, namely : Ruth Emily Johnsrton. Charles Frank- 
lin Johnston married Nannie Stanfield 6uid had one child, 
namely: Lula Johnston. Frances Henry Johndon marrieo 
Emma Smtedling and had four children, namely: Clint 
Johnston, Charlie Johnston and Clarence Johnston. 

Jackson Graham Johnston, fourth childi of William 
Johnston and Margaret Graham Johnston married Nancy 
Ann Francisco. 

William Ctoipbell Johnston, fifth child of William 
Johnston and Margaret Graham Johnston married Nancy A. 
Prater. They had twelve children, namely: James John- 
ston, Samuel A. Johnston, Thomas N. Johnston, Sarah A, 
Johnston, Francis C. Johnston, George G. Johnston, Alice 
Johnston, Carrie Lea Johnston, J. W. Johnston, Addie John- 
slton, Minnie V. Johnston, and Martha Johnston. Of these, 
James H. Johnston married Fannie Julian and had seven 

children, namely: Warren Johnston (who married 

an ! had four ohiMren) Clifford Johnston (Who married 
) Wheeler Johnston (who married Nora Jones and 


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had Ihrw children), Myrtle JohnS'ton; Mack Johnston (who 
nmrried Claude Johnston and had one child), and Julia 
Johnston. Saraih A. Johnston married Anderson Barger 
and had twelve childiren, namely: John Barker, William 

lia-pger (who married and had one cnild), James 

Barger, Thomas Barger, Bluoher Bcirger, Mollie Barger, 

(who married Francisco and had one child), Leona 

larger (who married Joseph Seaborn), Ida Barger (who 

mamed Steele and has one child), Jessie Barger, 

Bertie Barger, Sallie Barger, and Addie Barger; Francis 
Johnston married Jennie Smalling and had four children, 
naoiiely: Mae Johnsit)on (who married John A. Lee and has 
one ohild^, Benjamin Johnston (who married Minnie 
Rinehart and has three children), Thomas Lee Johnston 
(who married Lucy Davis and has one child), and Pearl 
Johnston. Alice Johnston married James Hetoi and had 
eight children, namely: John Hielm (who n>arried Margaret 
Allison and had three c^hildren), BjTon Helm, Lucy Helm 

(who married Johnston and had one child), iFred 

Hehn, Minnie Helm, Addie Helm, Mary Helm, and Douglas 
Helm. Carrie Johnston married Horace Luttrell and had 
thiHH* children, namely: Hugh Luttrell, iliavl Luttrell, and 
Bernice Luttrell; J. W. JohnS'ton married Nannie Butts and 
had four children, namely: Willie Johnston, Fae Johnston, 
Addie Johnston, Mae Johnston and Ray Johnston. 

Addie Johnston married John Brenizer and had two 
children, namely: Morris Brenizer and Edison Brenizer, 
Minnie V. Johnston married Andrew Moore and had three 
children, namely: Earl Moore, Mack Moore and Cecil Moore. 
Martha Adie Johnston married William Smalling and had 
one child, Ira Smalling. 

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The Kellons are an ancient family in ScolJand. Many 
references are given lo 'thorn in Scottish history. There the 
name is pronomncedi witih the accent on the second syllable. 
The land on which the new city of Edinburgh is built; is said 
to belong tio the Kelton heirs. Mary Kelton married John 
Glasselle, of the family who accompanied Mary, Oneeii of 
Scots from Poictiers, on her return to her native land. The 
Keltons early began to etmigrate to America, the lli*st 
emigrant of that name rea<3iing Souhh Carolina between 
1640 and 1645. Lake many other Scots, the Keltons aided 
in colonizing Ireland. Some of tihese later came tt) .Xnierica 
with the Ulster immigration. One of them, James Kellon 
came from Ireland to Chester County, Pennsylvania, about 
1735 and was the great-grandfather of General John Cun- 
nigtiaim Kelton the soldier and author of a treatise on 
military affairs, lliey came here in great numb'^n; for the 
Census of 1790 gives twenty-one 'heads of families of this 
naime in Massachusetts, four for Rhode Island, one for 
Pennsylvania, two for North Carolina, and one for South 
Carolina. Dr. Claude Kelton, who served six years in the 
Hospital Corps of the U. S. Army, says that the records at 
Washington show that the U. S. Army has had Kelton 
recruits from nearly every state in the Union. Also that 
the name has not been missing from the reeoi'l n single 
year since 1776. 


William Kelton was born September 26, 1753. His wife 
Elizabeth was born March 8^ 1754. As to whether William 
Kelton came direct from Edtaburgh, or was the son of the 
emigrant from that place, has not been ascertained; but that 
he and his wife Eliaabeth were in North Carolina, with a 
large family and numerous slaves, is given in the Census 


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of 1780. Of William Kelton's Revolutionary record, nothing 
definite is known, but that he was of Revolutionary timb^ 
a few scattered facts attest. He was Scotch-Presbylerian, 
He is traditionally known to have Ixvri concern m1 wilh 'hf 
Mecklinburg Declanalion of Indeijon^nce and I)*!- iiirs lo 
the region w^here it was fnamed. His nani^ d'« ; s n« | np- 

E3ar on the list of signers, probably because of hi? youth, 
e dots appear as a member of Ihe Militia of Mi rgan Dis- 
trict in the i>eriod immediately following the R*'V( lulion. 

By way of Smith County, Tennessee, whero ho l»ad re- 
sided for a short lime, William Kelton came lo RulherforS 
County, Tennessee, and in 1801 purchased a largr tract of 
land knoa\"n as "Blacl< Fox fiiunj) *. Black F«.x \v is ;i!i 
Indian chief who formerly hunted and encampid at the 
magnificent spring not far from the present eitr ( f Mur- 
freesboro. The story is that Black Fox was pursu d lo tni.s 
place, and rather than be caught by the soldjcrs, sprang 
m*o the water and disappeared from sighll. The s^otdi' rs 
believed him to be lost, but by an underground chnnnel. h » 
came to surface again at Murfree's Spring, two an J (»n. • 
half miles belo^\'. This Black Fox camp has (ifli^n boen 
mentione'd in the history of Tennes^s.'c, iLs 
unusually large spring being a land mark. Th<^ exp- dilion 
of General Robertson, in 1792, sent one if its scouts rv,-r 
the old trail from Nashville to Chattanooga, who rc^pcrted 
that he "had been as far as Black Fox Gamp, wh -r » he had 
seen the signs of a numerous army of Indians. Again in 
1794, Major Orr's Expedition against the Greek and Ghero- 
kees of the Lower Tow-n, ''marched to Black Fox's camp 
and remained there for the night". The deed lo this tract 
of land says that it was gi*antc»d by the Stale < f N( rlh 
Oarolina to Thomias Harris, and that the said Th< mas Harris 
of Mecklenburg County, North Carolinta, convoys In William 
Kelton of Smith County, Tennessee, in 1801, the Black Fox 
damp, a 'tract of 619 acres for six hunc?red dollars. The 
witnesses were: L. Sullivan ^nd Alexander Shnin. It is of 
interest to know that this deed w^s acknowl >dged bofore 
Andrew Jackson, at that time one of the judg<s of the 
**Supretfne Court of Law and Equity". William Kt'lton pur- 
chassed my other l!ract« of land, owning fuialy m/uiy IJiou- 
sand acres in this and oither parts of Tennessee. 

Rutherford County, formerly includt^d in Davidson 
and Williamson Counties, was organized by an act of the 
General Assembly at Knoxville, October 25, 1803. The first 
court met at the home of Thomas Rucker, January 3. ISOk 


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Of this court, William Kelton was one of. the first grajid- 
juTjTtien. Murfreeeboro wfius founded in 1811^ but it was 
noi until 1813 that elections were ordered to be held at 
Murfroesboro ins^lead of Black Fox Gamip, sihowing thai 
much of 'the colmtij^ business has been ti^ansacted al. Ih*^. 
latter place. 

A faanily story of the four sons of William going into 
the woods to hew logs for the first Presbyterian Church is 
sustained by the record of their mother, Elizabeth, being a 
charier me^mber of the congregation. Tliere is now on the 
original site a neat new brick building. 

Hero, ihen, on a planialion of several thousand' acres 
around this spring, from which the town of Murfreesboro 
is now supplied with water, William and Elizabeth Kelton 
established their l^irgo fomiliy. William Kel-.oi) bifd iii IS 13. 
A chart now on file s/hows the division among his heirs of 
the original holdings. This division was made October 10, 
1816. Samuel Bigany, Moses Bellak and Sain Barber being 
Wie trustees. This names the 'heirs as Archibald Sloan and 
wife Agnes. John Sloan and wife Mary, Robert Kelton, 
Samuel B. Kelton, Elizabellh Kelton, senior, James Kelton. 
Elizabeth Kelton, junior, William, Alexander Larkej- ana 
wife Margaret, these being the widow and eight children. 
David, another child, died quite young, and was not living 
at this time. 


Marj' Kelton, daughter of William and Elizabeth Kelton 
was born August, 1774. She married William Sloan. 


Robert Kelton, oldest son of William and Elizabeth 
Kelton was born May 6, 1776. He married while still in 
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Rachel Jetton. This 
name has been variously spelled Jeton, Gieton and Jelton, 
the latter spelling is used in the first Oensfus of Niorth 
Carolina (1790). He died in Rutherford County, Tennessee, 
in 1826, intestate, and his brother William was appointed 
administrator. His wife Rachel survived hijm a number of 
years, certainly until 1844, as deeds signed by her at that 
date are on record at Murfreesboro. Rcbert Kelton, probably 
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lation, as that had been s^t aside for him in the division 
his father's estate. Their children were: 

A. William Pleasant, 1800. 

B. Jackson, 1802. 
G. Samaiel, 1805. 

D. Emily, 1808. 

E. Mairy, 1810. 

F. Robert, 1812. 

G. George and David, 1814. 
H. Margaret, 1816. 

I. James H., 1818. 

Of these children: 

A William Pleasant, son of Robert and Rachel Jetton 
Kelton, was born in Mecklinburg Ooimly, Salisbury District, 
North Carolina, »on January 11, 1800, being the only one 
of the diildren wiho was born before fhey came to Tennes- 
see. He was married in 1819 to Lucinda White, who was 
born in Soaith Carolina in 1802. They left Rutherford 
County and settled in Gibson County, Tennessee, some 
liimo in the thirties. William Pleasant Kelton became 
siheriff of Gibson County and at one time knew every man 
in that county. He reared a large fa/mily and accumulated 
a large fortune. He died in 1886. His wife, Lucinda, died 
in 1875. Their children were: 

1 Thomas Wfhite Kelton, of whose family a complete 
account will be given below 

2 Lavinia, married Abraham Penn. 

3 Julia, married James Hill. 

4 William, married Hester Rucker. 

5 Elizabeth, married Jasper Hardy, and lives in Denver 
with her daughter Mrs. Inez Hoover, w^ho has one daughter 

Joseph, never married. 

7 Frank, married Sarah Hardy. They had a daughter, 
Elizabeth, Who married Mr. Finis White of Missouri. They 
had also one or two sons. 

8 Samuel, married Harriet Britton. 

9 Mary, married F. P. Hill. 

1 Thamas White Kelton, the oldest child of William Pleas- 
ant and Lucinda White Kelton, was born August, 28, 1821. 
He married Catherine Margaret GutJirie, daughter of John 
and Minerva Wear Guthrie. John Guthrie came lli^t from 
Glasgow to Richmond, Virginia, thence to Tennessee, where 
he met Minerva, daughter of Colonel Samuel Wear, a full 
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the Weer family. Catherine Margaret Guthrie was born in 
Greene Oounly, Tennessee, Jun-e 11, 1830, and died in Van 
Buren, Arkansias, December 24, 1918. Thomas White 
Kelton was educated at the old Bradley Academy, Mur- 
freesboro, and at the Loiuisville Medical College. Tlit mar- 
riage took place at Vernon, Hickman Gouiilv, Tonm^ssoe, on 
March 12, 1848. After a »hort residence at Eaton Tennessee, 
and at Jacksonjwrt, Arkansas, (he faimily removed with 
their slaves to Mount Vernon, Missouri, where Dr. Kelton 
practised' his profession for many years. He died there 
October 28 1883. Their children were: (a) Eudora; ,(b) 
William Pleasant; (c) Thomas White, junior; (d) Lucie 
Belle; (e^ Richard Lee; (f) Martha Guthrie; (g) Charles 
George; (h) Harry Clay; (i) Granger Latta; (j) Ona; (k) 
Thaddeus White. Of these : 

(a) Eiidora was born April 13, 1849 in Eaton JVnne.-seo 
She was married) in 1872 to Dr. M. L. Gaiflier. They h.ii no 
children. Her death occured in Aurora, Missouri, January 
26, 1905. 

(b) William Pleasant Kelton was born in Baton Ten- 
nessee, November 18, 1851. He died in Mount Vernon, 
Missouri, December 11, 1862. 

(c) Thomas White, junior, was born September 1, 
1853, in old Jacksonporl, Arkansas. He died in Oklahoma, 
October 16, 1891, immarried. 

(d) Luoile Belle Kelton was born October 10, 1858, 
majrried Martin Franklin House Smeltzer on April 2b, 1877. 
He was born May 26, 1853, in Middletown, in Ihe famous 
and beautiful Maryland valley of that name. His family 
were Swiss Lutherans and were among the early e«iiigrante 
to this country. They live in Van Buren, Arkansas, where 
Mr. Smeltzer established a fruit iMinch. Th(»ir children 
are: (1) Homer Cecil Smeltzer, born A/ugust 28, 1878, a 
fruit grower of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, who marricni in Van 
Buren, Arkansas, Nov. i, 1905, Myra Orrick born in Ft 
Worth, Texas, April 26, 1885, and has two children: Marion, 
born May 18, 1912 and Franklin, born Mav 23, 
1915. (2) Catherine, born July 27, 1882,' un- 
married, (3) Edna, born August 22, 1887, married April 3, 

1905, Earl Ward, who was born in Van Bairen, June 23, 
1884, and has three children, Smellier, born February 14, 

1906, Virginia, born July 1908, and Catherine born August 
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was married April 25, 1911, io William Reynolds, who was 
bom October 5, 1884, in Ft. Sanith, Arkansas. James R. 
Reynolds, great-grondfather of Will Reynolds was one of 
&ve defendiers of Fort McHenry in Ohesepeak Bay, wh 'n th« 
British tried to lake it (1814). Francis Scott Key was on 
board the British ship negotiating for an exchange of 
prisoners and looking out on the defense of Fort MclL»nry 
was inspiredl to write the *'Star Spangled Banner". Th^ 
Reynolds oame to America with Lord Baltimore. 

(e) Richard Lee Kelton was born in Mount Vernon, 
Missouri, October 18, 1860, marri-ed in Palmyra, Missouri, 
in 1894, Jesse Lee. They have no children. He has lived in 
Van Buivn Arkansas, for many yoars, and is a student of 
literatur-e and art. 

(f) Martha Gnj'lhrie K<^Lon, bom July 8, in Mouni 
Vernon, Missiouii. She married in 1883 to- Geol^ 
Arthur MoGanse, a banker of Mount Vernon, who was bom 
November 24t»h, 1860. He is of an old Scotch-Irish Presby- 
terian family of Rhea County, Tennessee, who early emii- 
grated to Mount Vernon and were its most prominent and 
public spirilled citizen. Their childn ii ar*. 

(1) William Keith, born May 10, 1885, marred J^une 1909 in 
Jefferson City, Missouri, Eslelle Wagner, who was born 
April 17, 1887, and has three children, William Keith, 
Junior born September 21, 1910, .li'd March 29, 1913 
Marjorie, bom in Springfi'eld, Missouri, August 7, 1912, and 
George Arthur born in Dallas, Texas, famiai'v 15, 1915; (2) 
Francis Marie McCanse, bom Decembt-:' (>, 1SS7, and died 
unmarried Novettn^ber 22, 1920; (3) Catherine Bemice Mo- 
Ganse, born December 25, 1889, married in Springfleld, 
Missouri, November 16, 1910, Henderson Percy Maybeny 
and has the following children: Martha Emma, born in 
Quincy, Illinois, February 6, 1913, died April 21, 1913, Mary 
Jane, born in Kansas City, Missouri, Novem'ber 3, 1916, 
Thomas Henderson born September 6, 1921; (4) Caroline 
Margaret McCanse, born May 22, 1893, married December 
23, 1917, Leslie Roseberry Millsap, who served in the World 
War; (5) Ohauncey Arthur McCanse, born August ^-^T, 1805, 
served in the World War, and unmarried; (6) Martha Lois 
McCanse, born June 30, 1895, unmarried. 

(g) Oharles George Kelton was born Febmary 23, 1867, 
died August 9, 1868. 

(h) Harry Clay Kelton was born March 23, 1868, died 
July 19, 1916. He married Hattie Ferguson on July 15, 1899 


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at Norman, Oklahomas. They hfad one son, Williajn Paul, 
wiho W61S bom October 28, 1902 and is now a medical 
stirdent in the University of Oklahoma. 

(i) Granger Lalta Kelton born Sept. 16, 1870. During 
the Spanish American War he volunteered' and served in 
the ITth Battery Field Artillery, George P. Galting, Captain 
A. G. and was transfeiredi to Hospital Gorps. 

(J) Ona KeHtooi was bom September 13, 1872 died 
May 4, 1874. 

(k) Thadideus White, youngest son of Thomas White 
Kelton bom Jan.,4, 1875, married Nora WMImore, by 
whom he had a son Haroldf Lee, bom May 24, 1899 and 
who volunteered for service in %e Navy d*uring 
the World War. Dr. Tlha<ldeftis Kellton married Dec- 
ember 24, 1920, Mrs Lillian Anderson (Miss Runyon) 
a granddalughter of tbe first American AmbassadDr io 
Germany, Theodore Rnnyon of New Jersey. 

B. Jackson, son of Robert and Rachel Jetton Kelton was 
bom in 1802. 

C. Samuel, son of Robert and Rachfel Jetton Kelton >va3 
bom near Fox Gamp RuiJherford) Gounty, Tennossoe 

He marriedi twice. His first wife was Margaret G. White ^ 
to whom he was married June 17, 1829. They had four 
oihildren, Minerva, Braxfehaw, Isabella-, and Martha. His 
wife died February 16, 1838. He married a second time to 
Margaret Shepherd, F-abrtiary 18, 1839 and ihad three child- 
ren, Mary Ann, Rachel and Saatmiel T. ' His second wife 
died December 16, 1889 and he died) April 9, 1891, aged 86 
years, one month and 26 days. His children were: 

1 Minerva Kelton, oldest child of Samaiel and Margaret 
White Kelton, was born Angust 22, 1830. She was married 
January 30, 1849 to Galvin G. Lowe, who served dn the Gon- 
federate Army in the War Between thie Slates. To this 
union were born eight <5hildren : Samuel, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Wesley, Marfflia, Margaret and 'Galvin, junior. Minerva 
KeHon Lowe died April 14, 1863. 

2 Brarishaw Kelton was bom January 1833 and died 
August 11, 1842. 

3 Isabella Kelton was born December 11, 1834, and 
married September 5, 1854, Jackson Prater^ who had served 
in the Mexican War. They had ten children: Thomas, 
Robert, Minerva, Gharley, James, Mattie, Alice, Hattie, Ern- 
est and Radhel. This family removed to the State of Texas, 


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where Isabella Kelton Prater died and her children married 
and reared families. 

4 Martha Kelton was born Sepliember 12, 1837, and was 
married on Septemi)er 14Hh, to Walter Lowe and had 
four children: Margaret, Calvin, William and James. 
Martha Kelton Lowe is still living, having reached the ad- 
vanced age of 84 years. 

5 Mary Ann Kelton, daughter of Samuel Kelton and (his 
second wife, Mairgaret Shepherd, was born July 24, 1845 
and married December 20, 1860, to Sattnuel Fox, who served 
as a Confederate soldier. They had tftiree children, Bettie, 
Maggie and Samiuel T. There are now eleven grandchildren 
Awd thirty-four great grandchildren. 

6 Rachel Kelton was born October 4, 1846 and was 
married January 20, 1869 to James Y. Lowe, a soldier in the 
Soufthern Army in the War Between the States. They had 
two children : Sammie S. Lowe and William Lowe. 

7 Samaiel T. Kelton was bom July 15, 1850 and was 
married to Mai'v F. Lowe, February 5, 1871 and had one 
child, William S. Kelton. 

There are many descendants of Samuel Kelton living in 
different states. Theiir number would be in the hundreds 
if it had been p)ossible 1o get records of all of them. Tiiree 
6(ms-in-laws were soldiers in the War Between the Slates, 
and one. Jack Parfer, served' in the Mexican War. He also 
bad two great grandsons. Kirk Lowe and Elam Kelton to 
serve in the World War. He has tlhree chilcfren now living, 
Martha Kelton Lowe, aged 84 years, Mary Ann Kellon, aged 
76 years and Samuel T. Kelton, aged 72 years. 

There is a record of a William Kelton, who was made a 
prisoner in the War Between the States, and while in 
prison in Erie Counly, Ohio, made a will, which was pro- 
bated in Rutheirford County, October 4, 1864, in which he 
mentions wife Nancy and his son, Andrew. It is not known 
just what relationship he bore to the first William Kelton. 

D. Emily, daughter of Robert and Rachel Jetton Kelton, 
was born near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, February 3, 1808. 
Stife diedi September 7, 1884. She married William Clark 
who was bom in North Carolina Oct. '?8, i80i-. He di^d 
October 23, 1880, Their children were: 

1 Rachel. 

2 James A., born September 13, 1837. 

3 Robert Newton. 

4 Sarah E. 

5 William G. 


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6 John Thomas. 

7 Margaret Jane 

8 Mary E. 

9 Melissa Tennessee. 
10 Susan Gassie. 

Of these children: 

1 Rachel Clark was bom August 9, 1835, and married 
in 1857, Moses Woodfin, wiho was born March 8, 1829 and 
died January 30, 1908. Their children were: White Wood- 
fin, who was an elder in Hhe Presbyterian Church, and 
Moses Woodfin, junior, who was an elder in the Cumber- 
land Presbyterian Church. 

2 James A. 

3 Robert Newlon was born August 24, 1839. He was 
in the 45th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry, and was killed 
at the battle of Missioniary Ridge in 1863. 

4 Sarah E. was born Sept^anber 22, 1841 and died 
December 22, 1883. 

5 William G. was born February 6, 1844 and was in 
the same Regiment as his brother Newton, and was killed 
in the same batlle. 

6 James Thomas born February 3, 1846 and 'died 
August 4, 1860. 

7 Margaret Jane, born August 1, 1849, died November 
1, 1913. 

8 Mary E. Clark was born Mardh 11, 1851 and married 
at Liberty Gap, by Ihe Elevenend Miller on 8o[M'ember 5^ 1840 
Henry L. Woodfin, born December 5, 1840. Their children 
are: (a) John T. Woodfin, born December 13, 1867, mar- 
ried in 1895 Beulah Jacobs and h-ad Rice Woodfin j bom 
October 10, 1897 at Christiana; Mary Clark Woodfiin, born 
Aug'ust 19, 1900 at Murf reesboro ; John, junior, born 
Augiist 23, 1903 at Murfreesbaro ; James Collins born De- 
cem*b(^r26, 1909, at Murfreiesboro ; (b) Cicoro N bom yVugnst 
27, 1871, married December 1893, Lida G. Sians, land had one 
child f^va Flerticher born Januarj^ 9, 1901 at Christaira, 
Tenne^ee. They now residfe in NasJiville, where Cicero N. 
W'oodfin is an insurance man; (c) Lizzie L., bom November 

9, 1874 and married And-rew Miller, who was born in Sep- 
tember 1874. Their children -are: Evelyn, born November 
1905; Tracy, born October 1908; (d) Susan E., born Decem- 
ber 8, 1876, and married May 21, 1896, Chiarlies B. Marlin. 
Their children are: Hugh Robert, born August 31, 1897; 
Welburn, born August 24, 1900; Roy Benton, born March 

10, 1906; Charles, junior, born June 1, 1909; (e) William 


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Moses, bom Deoemiber 28, 1878. a Prebylerian minister in 
Pitt8iburg»h, Penmaylvania; (f) Eva S., born March 13, 1884 
aflfid married Decerobw 25, 19i4, Jiames Miller and tiiey had 
one child, James WoodlQn Miller, born January 29, 1916. 

9 Melissa Tennessee was bom February 22, 1855 and 
married Harvey Arnold who was bom in 1837. 

10 Suean Cassie was bom June 5, 1859, married 1S8i 
Buck Arnald, and died in 1917. 

E. Mary, daughter of Robert and Rachel Jetton Kellon, 
married Robert Brothers. 

F. Robert Kelton, the second, son of Robert and Rachel, 
was bom in 1812. About 1838 he nUarried Sarah Clark and 
had, Mary Jane, bom in 1839; Eliza'beh bornin 1841, and 
Eliza, bom in 1844. Robert's wife died in 1858. He married 
Nancy Clark, by w!hom he had Reuben Grady Kelfon, nLo 
was born April 21, 1860. The daughter Elizabeth, bom 
1841, married' Harvey Clark in 1859. who was bom in De- 
cember 1839, and they had the following children: (a) 
Sarah Frances, bom Miay 9, 1860, d6ed February 16, 1913. 
She mamed Mt. Beavers, who died December 16, 1912; 
(b) William Riley, bom October 3, 1868; (c) Eliza Crr^n, 
born September 1, 1871; («d) Charley H., bom July 1, 1874; 
(e) Molly, born August 8. 1877. Reuben Grady Kelton born 
1860, married Maggie Clark in 1886. He is now a sub- 
stantial farmer of RuKherford' 'County, Tennessee, and has 
several children: (a) Robert James, born September 14, 
1887, who married Deul6th Taylor in December, 1914; (b) 
William B., bom October 2, 1889, who seirvod in the Worid 
War; (c) Charles C, bom October 25 1891, who also served 
overseas and died of pneumonia in Prance; (d) Frank E., 
born December 1893, married Lela Earles in 1916; (e) 
Nancy A., born March 9, 1895; (f) Reuben Graidy, junior, 
born October 2, 1897, married AJice Thomas in December 

G. George and David, twins of Robert cuid Rach^^l 
Kelton, were bom in 1814. George married Sallie Clark. 
David married and went to Arkansas, but we have no 
record of his family. It is known, however, that he lived to 
a good old age. 

H. Margaret, diaughter of Robert and Rachel Jell on 
Kelton, was bom in 1816. She (married William &tevens( )). 
Their children were: John, who married a Miss Adk)ck; 
Robert, Newton, Sis and Tohe, who married Miss Summws. 
I. James H. Kelton, youngest son of Robert end Rachel 
Jetton Kelton, was born October 21, 1818. He married 


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Martha Jane Yardley, who was bom June 15, 1824, dmighter 
of Captain Thomas Yardley, who was in Jackson's Army 
at the Battle of New Orleans. James H. Kelton was in the 
anmy that look the Indians from Tennessee to the Indian 
Tenritory. He and his wife had seven children, namely: 

1 John Thomas. 

2 Sarah Elizabeth. 

3 Alice Jane. 

4 Mary Louise. 

5 William James. 

6 Margaret Tennessee. 

7 MatUe J. 

Of the foregoing: 

John Thomas was lyorn July 1, 1841, is now nearly eighty 
He served in the War Between the S'tiates as a member of 
{Company E, 23rd Tennessee Infantry, C. S. A., under Captain 
W. S. Low^. He married Amanda E. Prater, 
Their children are: (a) Mollie, who was born 
March 3, 1866 and died August 20, 1866; (b) William 
T., born August 10, 1867 and married Mrs. Amanda Stam- 
mer, December 18, 1870; (d) Octa, born December 31, 1871, 
died Octo'ber 8, 1874; (e) Etta Atrice, born March 31, 1875 
and is unmarried; (f) Oharles Ephraim Kelton was born 
July 31, 1877, was married December 11, 1911 to Lula 
Ridley, who was born September 3, 1884. Their children 
are: Samuel Weakley Kelton, born January 7, 1913; 
John Knox Kelton, born Apiril 24, 1914; Robert Ridley and 
William Thomas were twins born March 5, 1917, William 
d-ied April 1, 1917; Sarah Elizabefh was bom April 29, 1920. 
(g) Elizabeth Kelton was born July 12, 1884. She married 
D^H^ember 3, 1907, Samoiel Pearson and' lives in Murfrees- 
boro. Their childiren are : James Franklin, born November 
1, 1908, Minnie Jane, w1io was born June 12, 1909; Willie 
I^wis, born March 17, 1913. 

2 Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of James H. and Martha 
Jane Kelton, was bom March 15, 1845. She married Mr. 
Prater, by whom she had children as follows : (1) Ida, born 
September 25, 1867, married the Reverend G. A. McNabb, 
a Baptist preacher, and had one son, S. B. McNabb; (b) 
W. F. Prater, born May 10, 1869; (c) Janie Prater, maTTied 
S. E. Pearson; (d) Edward Prater; (e) Gelia Prater. 

3 Alice Jane, daugihter of Jaimes and Martha Jane 
Kelton, was born July 26, 1847. She married William 


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Manfcin, j'unior. They had one child, Lily, bcxm January 
25, 1870, who married July 18, 1887, G. F. Prater, and had 
three sons, William Gregg, married Molly Todd and had 
Shree small children; Leslie m-arried a young lady from 
Ohio. He was second: Sergeant of his company in the 
World War. G. F. Prater, junior, was bom February 8, 
1894, married Helen Herrell on December 17, 1919. 

4 Mary Louisa, daugh<ler of James and Martha Jane 
Kelton, was born May 20, 1849. 

5 William James Kelton, son of James H. and Martha 
Jane Kelton, was born August 19, 1853. Hfe mattried 
November 20, 1895 Mollie Frizzel, born 1872. He m a sub- 
flltantial farmer and lives on or near the old Black Fox 
Camp plantation. ITie^ir dhiWren are: (1) Lorenzo, born 
March 3, 1897. He serve'd in fche World War. (b) Lulu Lee, 
born June 25, 1899, died July 10, 1900. (c) Bemice Pauline, 
born August 25, 1901. (d) Mar>' Aileen, born May 23, 1904. 
(e) Williain Rovce born l);cpniber 3, 1905 ( died March 30, 

6 Margarett Tennessee Kelton. daughter of James and 
Martha Jane Kelton, was born June 19, 1855. She married 
T. L. Webb, whose family wore aimoug those who first 
gettled RuthelrfoTd County. He was born in 1849. They 
Hve in sight of their old place. Their children are: (a) 
Leiia Agnes, born December 29, 1874, diedi in infancy, (b) 
James Robert, born January 28, 1877, married Kate John- 
ston and has Kirk, Hall and Smith, (c) Mattie Myrtle Webb 
was born February 26, 1879 and married Butriel Johnston; 
children are Rolley, Thomas Webb, junior. Marguerite, 
Lyia Bell, B. F., Elizabeth and* Jo. (d) Joseph William wa« 
born September 13, 1881 and married Lillian Wallace. No 
issue, (e) Bessie Lee Webb was born December 31, 1883, 
married Clayton Bowen. Their children were: Orman, 
J. T.. Elizabeth and Christine, (f) Newton Thomas Webb 
was born November 8, 1886, and marritxl Frances Buchan- 
an, daug'hter of Ex-Go\^*rnor J. P. Buchanan. 

7 Maitie J. Kelton, daughter of Jamrs H. and Martha 
Jane Kelton, was bom October 6, 1865. 

Agnes Kelton, daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Kelton was born January 20, 1776. She married Archibald 


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Kelton, was born July 12,, 1718. He died October 23, 1866. 
His wife's name was Minerva. He had several children. 
Little is known of his life. Some time before the War 
Between the States, he left Fkiiherford Oounty, Tennessee, 
and' settled in the moi'e mountainous county of Warren. 
There, diuring the War, Mr. John Thiomas Kelton, a private 
in ihe Oonfederale service, found himself in front of a targe 
brick residence, the owner of which, on hearing the name 
of Kelton, introduced himself, and it was established that 
he was William, ihe great uncle of the soldier. The old 
man asked bhe young private into his house and 
pointed ooit an oil painting with the remark that it was the 
work of a son. Tnis son, we tihink, becaime a resident of 
Philadelphia and had a son who lives in New York City. 
The Tennessee relatives recall Robert, Williato and Wilson 
as the names of his sons, the last probahly being the grand- 
father of Miss Winifred Kelton, a teacher of Satan ta, 


David Kelton, son of William and Elizabeth Kelton, was 
bom December 15, 1783. He died yoomg. 


Elizabeth Kelton, daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Kelton was born December 7, 1785. 


Jaaues Kelton, son of William and Elizabeth Kelton was 
boi'n in 1788, and married Elizabeth White, who was bora 
in 1790, of a Presbyterian family of Soulh Carolina and a 
kinswoman of the Luoinda White who married William 
Pleasant Kelton. They lived in Rutherford County and had 
the following children : 

A. Margaret, born in 1818, manned 0. G. Peay. 

B. Martha, born 1820, me-rried William Vaughn. 
0. V^^lliam, bom 1822, died in 1844 or 1846. 

D. Matilda, born 1824, married Jenkins McGaul. 

E. Mary, born 1826, married William Henry. 

F. Thomas Eggleton, born 1829 and -married Sarah E. 
Dunn, who was born in 1826. He died in 1880. Their 
children were: 1, Elizabeth, born 1848, married Andrew 
McGlendon. Th(»y live in VVilliam'Son County, Texas. 2 
James T. Kelton, born 1850, married (1) Haltie White Bos- 
tick and had by 'her one daughter, Edna, who married Mr. 


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de Jarnetle and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, amJ has two sons, 
William who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and Dr. Claude 
M., lives in Kentucky, is married and has Ave children. (3) 
Williaim Raansey, of Bastrop County, Texas, bolm August 
14, 1851, married Amanda Oomer, who was born in Tennes- 
see in 1858, and has; (a) Lillian Belle Kelton, born Decem- 
ber 4, 1876, married Oteiide Thomas Wynn, who died in 
1921, and has five children: Claudine Elizabeth, born Feb' 
ruary 28, 1900, Doris Amanda, born July 11, 1902, Thomas 
Kellon, born June 27, 1904, Lillian Belle, bom October 2, 
1906, and William RMnsey, boirn October 5, 1913; (b) John 
Samluel married Susanna Hickerson. 4 Harvey, born 1863, 
is unmarried and lives in Texas. (5) John Samuel, born in 
1865 married Mary Comer of Tennessee. (6) Helen Grafton 
Kelton, born January 29, 1872 at Vervilla, Tennessee, mar- 
ried D. B. Spillar on Decembe'r 23, 1891. They live in Austin 
Texas and have fhe following children: (a) Homer Keltjn 
born March 24, 1893; (h) Beulah Roseland', born June 23, 
1894; (c) Willis Robinson, born May 31, 1897; (d) Thomas 
Bascom, born A|)ril 1. 1901 ; (e) Olive Elizabeth, bom March 
13, 1903; (f) Kelley \A'ilsoii, born March 10, 1906; (g) John 
Harvey, born May 10, 1907; (h) Howard Willard, born 
Septembe'r 25, 1910. 

G. Nancy, daughter of James and Elizabeth Kelton, was 
born in 1831, and married G. G. Peay after the death of her 
sister, Margaret. 

H. Elizabeth, daughter of James and Elizaibelh Kelton 
was born in 1833 -and married 'Ck)lonel James Goode. 

I. Paulina, born in 1835 and married Samuel Briggs. 

J. Sarah, daughter of James and Elizabeth Kelton was 
born in 1837, and married Samiiel Burgess and had? child- 
ten: Sammie, who married Charles E. Rhodes; Matildfi 
who married a McCaul; Thomas and James. 

K. Justine was born in 1839 and married Dr. Dill. 

L. Amanda, diaaighter of James and Elizabeth Kelton 
was born in 1841, andmamed John Frost. 

M. James Peay Kelton, s-on of James and Elizabeth 
Kelton was born in 1844 and died in 1910. His parents died 
when he was three years old, and his unole, James Peay 
raised him. He was married December 8, 1868 in Tennessee 
to Nellie Games, who was born in 1848, the daughter of 
William and Eliza)beth Games. Their children are: 1 
Leslie Eugene Kelton, a physician of Corsicana, Texas, who 
married Emma Gray and had Leslie Eugene, junior, Philip, 
David and Elizabe'lh; 2 Herschell, who died in infancy. 3 


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Alva Lee Kellon, who is connected with a wholesale dmg 
company and lives in Dallas, Texas. He married Lula Rice 
of Frost, Texas, and has bwo daughters, Mona Ruth, born 
January 1, 1901, and Nettie Rebecca, bom August 24, 1902. 
These girls are sttudents at WdllifiunsbuTg, Virginia, in 
William and Mary College. 4 Walter, a physician, ummar- 
ried, lives in Seattle, Washington. 5 Horace Almanezer, 
married Ekfith Bennett of Greenville, Texas, in 1903. They 
live in San Antonio, where he is in the real estate business. 
Their children are: E)dward OaTnes, born in 1912; Harry 
Benne-t't, boirn January, 1916; Mary Anette, born Januin- d, 
1921 ; 6 William White Kelton, married Stella Ricketts. 
They live in San Antonio. Their children are : William 
White, juni^or, born in 1913, Hugh Ricketts born 1914, 
Kafcherine. bom 1915. 7 Myrte Kelton married David W. 
Lowe ana lives in Roswell, New Mexico. They have no 
children. 8 lillie Kelton married Charles E. Eirickson of 
Seattle, Washington, and has one child, Elizabeth, born 


Samuel Kelton, son of William and Elizabeth Kelton, 
was born in 1791 and married Elizabeth Manley in 1815. All 
her family were massacred by the Indians, while she was 
away from home. Afterwards she was reared by Jame6 
Montgomery. They have five children : 

A. Mary. 

B. Elizabeth. 

C. Jane. 

D. William. 

E. James Leander. 
Of the fcregoing; 

A. Mary Kelton married Anderson Ott and had a son, 
Captain William Ott of the Confederate Army. He died in 

B. Elizabeth married Willieun Olark. They went to 
Texas about 1850. 

0. Jane Kelton, after fthe early death of her sister Mary, 
became the second wife of Andenson Ott and had : Robert, 
Delesfca, Erskine, Rosa, Laura and Callie. 

D. William Kelton mfarried Ann Rowland, 1848 and 
went to Mississippi. Their oldest son, born about 1850 was 
named Granville. 

E. James Leander, born about 1824, married Eugenia 

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McKnighl, -diaughiler of Major David McKiiiglht, Deceaii'ber 
10, 1844. They had six children: Mary, Sanah, Janie, 
Samuel T., Adolphus A., and James E. 

1 Mary, born in 1846, unarried W. L. Lewis in 1863. 
They had no children. 

2 Sara)h, who was born in 1850 and married Michael 
Lawrence, had one child Elizabeth, and died in 1873. 

3 Janie Lived until maturity and died unmarried. 

4 Sajimel T. was born in 1847, married about 1877, ^ 
Martha Lawrence, who died in 1914. He died in 1915. Their 
children were: Ged-rge, James, Henry, William, Clyde, 
Rebecca, Mary end Lola. 

5 Adolphus A., who was born in 1852, was married 
three fri-mes. He married (1) in 1869, Mary Eterker and had 
one child (a) Dr. James C, who /was barn July 4, 1870 
and married December 19, 1894 Elizabeth Harris. They 
live at' Lascassas, Tennessee, and have the fallowing child- 
ren: Marcella, bom October 10, 1895, married Clyde Jen- 
nings in 1914 and has one chiM, Clyde Stacy, junior; Mary 
Ruth, Katherine, Richard A., born December 17, 1900 and 
married Betsy Nix on August 10, 1921. Mary Barker Kelton 
died in 1872. Adolphus A., married (2) Sallie A. Barker, 
sister to Mary, and had by her three children: (a) William, 
died in infancy; (b) Florence, born in 1874, imarried W. A. 
Jordan in 1891. They had eight boys and one girl and 
live at Centertown, Tennessee, (c) Lillie J. married Prof. 
Homer Knox in 1901. She died in a few months without 
issue. Sarah Barker Kelton died in 1878, and in 1900 
Adolphus A. was married to (3) Mattie F. Crockett who 'S 
now living. They had three girls and one boy: (a) Nettie, 
born in 1881, married G. C. Smolherman in 1905. They had 
two bays, Fred and Cecil and live in Murfreesboro. (b) 
Bessie, bam in 1884, married E. L. Crockett in 1904 and had 
William, Edfwin, James and Elizafbeth. They live near 
Murf reesboro ; (c) Matlie Lou, was born 1893 and married 
0. B. Pemberton in 1909 and has : Neal, Clarence, Allen and 
Lorena. They live in Rossville, Georgia; (d) Robert H. who 
was bom in 1886, married Nannie McGrew in 1920 and lives 
in Murf reesboro, Tennessee. He served for two years on the 
battlefields of France. 

6 James E., lived until maturity and died unmarried. 

7 Janie, died young. 

Margaret Kelton, daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Kelton married Alexander Lackey. 


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In Ih(» year 1907 thei*e issued from Mftgill Publishing 
Conipauy, of Richmond, Virginia, "The Magill Family 
Record," the author being Robert M. Magill, of Maryville, 
Tennessee. It is, as told on the explanatory page, "The com- 
pleie record of d-escendants of James Magill, a native of 
Virginia, Revolutionary soldier, and pioneer in Jhe settle- 
ment of Tennessee''. 

Since the paternal faffiiily of the writer has more than 
once 'crossed hands" with members of the Magill faimily 
at the marriage altar and becaiuise of ability to ad(d a few 
leaves to Ihe Magill Family Record, the WTiter has compiled 
the following sketch. 

Origin of the Magill Family 

The name Robert is legion among the Magill families of 
America. Th^e first Robert, so far as is known, was "ye Sir 
Robert Magill of the Isle of M-ull," off the coast of Scotland, 
who, April 19, 1651, was knighted by Oharles II for "heroic 
action" in assisting the said Oharles to effect his escape 
fr(mi the Army of the Covenanters. Acoording to tradition 
Robert Magill hid the King in the forests of Scotland and 
provided him with wine and bread during his exile. Thus 
a jug and a loaf of bread 'are said to have formed a part of 
the escutcheon of some of the early families of Magills. 

Besides being created Viscount of . Oxingfondl, Robert 
Makgill received a large estate in Tullycairn, Ireland. Here 
he established a faanily seat — and from 'there caime his de- 
scendants to America. Prior to the Revolutionary War, 
families of Makgills had been planted' in Connecticut^ 
Pennsylvania and Virginia. These families were closely 
relatedl, and were possibly descended from CJharles, a son of 
Sir Robert, since the name Charles seems to have been a 
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When coming to America lihe Makgills dropped the "k" 
and picked up a '*c". The Revolutionary- and pioneer 
families spelled the name McGill, and this spelling is ad- 
hered to by many families today. The present "Magill' was 
a natural corruplion. 

The Pennsylvania McGills 

The fust two emigrants are helievodi to have been 
brifthers, Charles and William, who emigrated to Pejmsyl- 
vania probably to that pari Jiow lying within the Maryland 

Gh-arles McGill a Liemtenanl in the (colonial Mililia fr(^m 
"y^^ Susquehank" from 1742 lui'lil 1748. 

In 1705 Oharles McGill settl/d in (Cumberland (Counly, 
Pennsylvania. This is the same year in which another 
CSiarles is said to have come froni Ireland and settled in 
Connecticut. Whether Ihe latler Gh-arles first settled in 
in Pennsylvania and! lale-r in Connecticut can only be con- 
jectured. The Cumberland County family is thought to 
have been foiunded by the first Charles, Lieutenant of 

Charles' wife was probably named Sarah, and the fol- 
lowing were his children: 

Jajmes McGill, who 'marrifd) fii^t Elizab(»Hi Johnson. 
17()4, and married second Esther Black, 1766. 

John McGill, who married Mairy Winston, 1765. 

Sarah McGill, who •marri(»d George P]ly, 1765. 

Robert McGill, who married Sarah Dunlay, 17()5. 

Another theory which cannot be overl(x>ked is that 
William McGilh brother of Gharles McGill (Lieutenant), 
who emigrated from Pennsylvania to Virginia about 1742, 
only meputionj* children, William McGill, John McGill and 
Elizabeth McGill, in his will and probably 'had otiher child- 
pen in Pennsylvania. Alexander Hamilton, South Cnrolina 
Revolutionarj' hero and statesman, married Jane McGill in 
Riockingham County, Virginia, and emigrat^^d to South 
Carolina abou't 1765. She was probaibly a granddaughter 
of William McGill, the emigrant, and possibly born in 

The Pennsylvania family was not large at any time 
prior to ibe Revolution, and it could easily have been de- 
fict^nded from William McGill, the emigrant. In this case it 
is not probable that 'Charles McGill, the brother, left amy 

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family had Charles McGill as a progenitor, whether son of 
Qharles or son of William. 

Charles, probably a brother of James and Jo»hn (whose 
marriages are recorded), resided in Cumberland County in 
1865, Charles, probably a son, and Hugh resided in the same 
township. John, William and' the Widtow McGill in 1781 
were living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. John was a 
Revohitionary sol-dier. 

Of Rockingham County, Virginia. 

William McGill, presuonably a grandson of Sir Robert 
Makgill, of Tulycaim, Ireland, and eiliher brother or father 
of LiiHi tenant Charles McGill, of the Provincial Militia of 
Pennsylvania, settled' in Rockingham 'Oounty, Virginia, 
while it was yet a part of Augusta County, about the time 
that so many of the Scotch-Irish families from the Cumber- 
land Valley of Pennsylvania were filling up the Bordoii and 
other grants on the Virginia frontier. 

William McGill died in Virginia in 1749. He left a 
widow, Margaret, a second wife, formerly the "Widow 
Gass'' (Glass), by whom he had no children. The children 
by the first wife as mentioned in his will were John, James, 
William an^d Elizabeth. 

The Magill record' states that the n-ame of John McGilJ 
has been foimd attached to a demand for the militia com- 
panies of Augusta County, Virginia, 1776, "That all re- 
ligious denominafions be given equal liberties without 
preference of pre-eminence". 

In his will William leaves John "a mare and ye brown 
oole (coat)"; William inheo^its his father's "white cote" and 
"half of the household plenishings," and shares with James 
an equal division of the lands. He is requested to spend 
the winter on the plantation, retaining there, with his own 
caltle, the stock of his step-mother and sister, Elizabeth. 

Whether because of some domestic disagreement or be- 
cause possessed of indei>endent means or independence of 
disposition, w'hen the will was probated the widow, Mar- 
garet Gass McGill, appeared in court and refused to accept 
any legacy wliatever from the estate. 

Other McGill Emigrants — John, Arthur and Charles, 
Grandsons of Sir Robert McGill. 

Near the year 1766 the above mentioned brothers emi- 
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are both said to have located in Middletown, Oonnecticul. 
John, a lawyer of some note prior to the Revolution, settled 
near Winchester, Virginia. Ho was a pronounced! RoyaliM. 
Little else is known concerning him except that he was the 
fathier of Colonel Charles MoGll, of >he Patriot Army, from 
whom are descemded many distinguished Virginia and 
other Southern families. 

Families Who Trace Descent From the Connecticut 

Through correspondence with the Honorable Henry 
L. Messieur, at that time Assistant Collector of Ports at St. 
Johns, Nova Scotiia, it was learned that the family to which 
ihis mother belonged and which has many representatives, 
not only in Canada, but in many of our Western states, was 
^descended from one McGill, who married Elisabeth Denny 
and resided in New Haven, Connecticut. Elisabeth Denny 
outlived' her husband, dying in 1806. The Denny family is 
an old and well-known Colonial family, claiming as forbear 
Sir Ainthony Denny, the personal medical attendant of 
Henry VHI. The Dennys seem also to have claimed favor 
with Charles IT, since the Canadian family possess a cup 
with the Denny "arms" engraved upon it, presented to 
Charles Denny by this monarch. 

A daughter of Elizabeth Denny McGill, Sarah by name, 
married a Bermaida merchant, John Dunsoomb by name, 
and removed to Newfoundlan-d. Sarah look with her her 
youngest brother, evidently an orphan, named William. 
This Willam founded the Canadian family of Magills. 

There is a tradition in the family of the Revf^rend 
Mathew Ma^ill, who married Lucinda Merwyn in Parish 
Church, Ireland", and emigrated to America in 1827, that the 
Magill family 'had for several generations been famed for 
its wanderlus-t. It is quite probable that some of the early 
McGills returned' to Ireland! (perhaps certain estates were 
involved, as was often the case) and in after years the 
children again emigrated to America. 

It would seem from family names and certain coinci- 
dences that this family must have originally belonged lo 
one of the Connecticut families. 

The Reverend Mathew Magill first locatea m Ontario, 
but later removed' to Illinois. Here his wife died in 1883. 
He returned to Ireland, w<here he subsequently remarried. 
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married and located in Kentucky; Arthur resided in Oak- 
land, California, and Robert in Pasa^denia, California, a few 
years ago. 


Virginia Palriat and Statesman 

Charles Magi'U^ ed»ucated to his father's profession, the 
law, notwithstanding his father's Royalist sjTnpatliies, 
before he was twenty-one entered the Patriotic Army. He 
spent the memorable winter at Valley Forge with General 
Washington and was N^xwjnded in one o<' the early battles. 
He gradually rose in rank and) when General Lin<x)ln took 
over the Southern Division he was nia<d!e a meonber of 
General Washington's staff. 

Incensed because his eldest son, Charles, had entered th-e 
Patriot Army, John Magill disinherited him, leaving the 
family estate and moneys to his second son Arthur (or 

Colonel Charles Magill began the practice of law in 
Winchester. He purchased twenty-five thousand acres of 
land lying within five miles of Winchester. On a slight 
eminencf* hv built a commodious brick mansion renowned 
for its hospilalty among old Virginians. The grounds were 
laid ofT by landfscape gardeners and are said t!o have con- 
tained many rare and> beautiful shrubs and flowers. Colonel 
Charles was a large slave owner and negro ''patches" and 
quarters were also much in evidence. , Because df the great 
stretch of fertile grazing fields or meadows the estate was 
called ''Meadow Lands". 

Colonel (Carles Magill was twice married. His fii»st wife 
was a Miss Dangerfield; by her he ha*d no issue. 

The second wife, Mary Buckner, bore him eleven chil- 
dren, as follows: 

1 John Magill, who inherited Meadow Lands and in 
whose family il was retained until after the War Between 
the Stales, married a Miss Glass, of Frederick County. 

2 Alfred Magill, who was a professor in the University 
of Virginia, marrie'd a daughter of Judge Henry St. George 

3 Henry Magill, a physician,, of Leesburg, married a 
daughter of the Honorable Temple Mason, of Temple Hall, 

4 Augustine Magill, who was a lawj'er in Louisiana, 
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5 Buckner Magill, a surgeon in the United States Army, 
died unmarried. 

6 Elisabelh Magill, who married CJolonel Smith, of the 
United States Army. 

7 A'nn<^ Magill, who married General Turner Faunt- 
leroy. » 

8 Mary Magill, who married Robert Lee Randolph. 

10 Frances Magill, who married Alfred Thurston, of 
Washington, IHstrid of Columbia. 

Tennessee Pioneer, Born 1749. 

Since all roads lead to Rome — in these articles the Ten- 
nessee lirail — we have at last reached the patriarch of the 
first Tei)ness4»(' family of McGill, or Magill, as some of 
tlhem were s<K>n to become known. This was William 
Magill, son of William Magill, of Rockingham County, 

X\'illiani Magill was twenty- four years of age at the 
tiime of his falher's death in 1749, and some thirty-four 
years had (»la|)sed wiien we find him in Tennessee in the 
year 1783. 

The author of the Magill Family Record states *'That in 
his old ago William accompanied his son, James to Ten- 
nesse, and that James cared for him during his declining 
years". William Magill was sixty years of age at the time 
of the migration, and he lived to he ninety-lwo. 

H(» acoompanitHi not only one son, but six sons, one 
daughter and a wife. It is supposed he had a second wife, 
nanuHi Jean. 

It is thcHight that most, if not all, of hLs- children were 
born in Virginia. During thf» years 1777-78-79 Jean resided 
m Bedford C/ounly, Pennsylvania, but had disappeared from 
the townshij) in whch she lived in the year 1785. A probable 
theory is that William McGill married Jean in Pennsylvania, 
and thai she returni*d' there while 'her husband and his sons 
were sening in the Revolution. 

Mention has been made in a previous article of the 
North '(^ui)lina families who settled' around old ^Timber 
Ri'vtgc (Miureir' in (ireene (bounty. William McGill and his 
famiily were among the charter members of this church. 
Ahnost all of the families in this vicini'ty were Scotch-Irish 
who originally settled in tiie Cumberland Valley, but who 
had branches' in Augusta County, Virginia, anfd in North 
Carolina. Some of the families came direet from Pennsyl- 


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vania and a number from the towns/hip in which Jean Mc- 
Gill resided during the Revolution. It is possible that the 
family of William Magill emigrated' with the Pennsylvania 

The William McGill, senior, plantation lay on what is 
now known, as it was then, as Meadow 'Oeek, and con- 
tained three hiundred acres; he owned' other tracts of land 
in the county. James lived on two hundred acres nearby. 
The oldest, perhaps, of the sons lived on what is known as • 
"Pigeon Creek". He married either in Pennsylvania or 
Virginia, and di»di not long survive his f^tUher. He was a 
wdower at the tiane of his death, and left ten children, five 
of whom were married' daughters. 

Another son, who married in Greene County, died just 
about the tittie the author of the Magill RecordMorms 'ihe 
breaking up" of the Magill family in Tennessee — that is, 
the breaking up of the "James Magill family" in 1829 or 
possibly a little later. With the exception of these two 
brothers and their families, probably the youngest of the 
children of William Magill, the other Magills had long since 
migrated to other counties and oliher states. Tw^o of the 
sons of William, senior, moved to Wayne Coimty. The 
daughter, Rlizabeth, married John Walker. 

Virginia Patriot and Tennessee Pioneer. 

James McGill, son of William, and grandson of William, 
of Rockingham County, Virginia, was born in 1756, in 
Augusta Comnty, Virginia. He sei-ved in the Revolution in 
ihe Twelfth Virginia Regiment. 

He emigrated with his father's family to Noi-th Carolinot, 
now Greene County, Tennessee, about 1783. He married 
twice, his wives belonging to neighboring families. By his 
first wife, Elizabeth Evans, he had a daughter, Margaret, 
and a son, William. James McGill married a second time, 
Mary McMeans; the issue of this marriage was nine sbns 
and one daughter. In 1839, James Magill moved to Monroe 
County, Tennessee. A year later, 1840, he died' at his home, 
three miles west of Madisonville. The widow of James 
Magill, Mary McMeans Magill, after her husband's death, 
made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Anderson, 
in Ringgold. Georgia, where her death took place December 

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'"Margaret, daughter of Jame& Magill and Beisy Evans, 
mamed Adam Wilson and emigrated to Indiana about 1832. 
William, son of James Magill and BetS'y Evans, married in 
Tennessee, Sarati Henry; he emigrated 'to Hopewell, Inrtianaf. 
Here his wife died and ihe married again Nancy Henderson. 
Thomas, eldest son of James Magill and Mary McMeans, 
married in Greene County, Tennessee, Mary Hall; he, toOj 
emigrated to Indiana. 

*'James, John and Harvey died unmarried. 

**Nathaniel, married in Greene County, Jane Rankin, and 
removed to Madisonville, Tennessee. 

"Samuel Wallace McGill, married in Greene County, 
Margaret Wilson Rankin, widiow of David Rankin, and re- 
moved to Madisonville, Tennessee. 

"Hugh Marshall Magill, married Eliza MoSpadden in 
Monroe Qounty, and emigrated to Catoosa County, Georgia. 

"Isaac Newton Magill, married in Greene County, Ten- 
nessee, Hannah Evans, and removed to Kentucky. 

"Susan Matilda McGill, married Nathan Anderson in, 
Greene County, and removed to Ringgold, Georgia. 

"Robert Magill married Fannie Lowry". 

They had a son, Aurelius Newton Magill, who married 
Jane Louise Wilson. 

Their dhildren were: 

1 William Leonid'as Magill. 

2 Robert Edward Magill. 

3 James Alexandfer Magill. 

William Leonidas Magill married, first, Mary Gaines, 
and had four children, Alexander Magill, William Magill, 
Bessie Magill and Sadie Magill; William Leonidas Magill 
married for his second wife. Prances Bachman. 

Robert Edward Magill marri«ed Elizabeth Lynn, of 
Bowling Greene, Kentucky, and' had two children, Elizabeth 
Lynn Magill and Oornelia Magill, who married Robert Mc- 
Clennon Whittet and has one child, Robert McClennon 
Whittett, junior. 

James Alexander Magill married Alice Patton and died 
without issue. 

The descendants of James Magill are intimately asso- 
ciated with three historic churches: "Timber Ridge," 
Greene Ooimty, one of the pioneer churches w^ho^ congre- 
gation settled' in its neighborhood while Tennesse was yet 
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near Franklin, Indiana, where the fifth generation,— de- 
scendants of Willieun Magill and Saraih Henry still worship. 
And the **01d Stone Ghureh" at Chickamauga, Georgia, 
founded abooit 1848. 

Robert McGorckle Magill, son of Robert Magill and 
Fanny Lowery and author of *The Magill Family Record," 
in his reminiscence, says : "His father, Robert Magill, son 
of James Magill, moved from Monroe Gounty to North 
Georgia and settled on East Chattanooga Creek in 1837. The 
Indians had not yet been removed to their Western Reser- 
vation. In a little valley to the east of ttie house where the 
Indians had kept the leaves burned off each winter and 
called *The Flat Woods' it was not an •uncommon sight to 
see from six to tei> deer grazing". 

Perhaps no other family in Tennessee has by marriage 
allied itself with so many of the most prominent and old 
pinoeer stock of the state as toas the Magill family. 

Early Magill Marriages in Rockingham County, Virginia 

James Magill, junior, married Jane Fulton May 28, 1781. 

Esther Magill marriral Alexander Gilmer September 24, 

Samiiel Magill married Martha Shannon November 4, 

Margaret Magill married Robert Henry March 28, 1872. 

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Trci^dition in several brajicJies of tbe family says the 
Montgomerys (the name means "Mount Gomer" or Mmm- 
tain Dwellers) were driven on a>ccount of religious per- 
secution from Scotland early in the 1700's, to the north of 
Ireland. There, James, founder of this particular branch 

and son of Montgomery and wife. Miss 

Cunningham was born. TradHion also is very strong that 

Th<e supposition that he came ftrst to Pennsylvania (per- 
haps with his parents) and later to Aoigiista County ( Vir- 
ginia, before finally settling in old Pendleton District, South 
CJarolina in 1849, has much to support it. Certain it is that 
many of the name along with other Scotch-Irish settlers 
took that route. The name is found most frequently in the 
early 'history of Pennsylvania. 

James Montgomery, born about 1740, was married twice. 
First to Elizabeth McDonnell, by whom he had three sons. 
After heir dleath in old Pendleton District, South Carolina, 
he married Susannah Strange, who bore him six (some say 
seven) c^hildren. 

Living almost on the line between South Carolina and 
Georgia, he elected to join the Burke County, (Ga), Militia 
and fought with that company during at least a part of the 
Revolution as a Second Lieutenant. He was commissioned 
November 8th, 1777, by John Adams Neisler, Esq. Proof 
of this is found in **Clommission Book B", Page 276, at 
Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia. 

In 1786, he applied for and received a land grant in 
Franklin Ooainty, Georgia and evidently moved there soon 

In old documents cancerning the Talasee Colony and 
publififhed in Mr. Wilson's History of Jackson County ,Geor- 
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skirmish with the Indians in which 'he is seriously wounded 
is given. I>r. G. G. Smith's History of Georgia and Her 
People" also records this incident. 'Mention is also made 
of tte fact thai he built the first house in the Oounty and 
thai "Cabin 'Greek'' derived its name therefrom. 

He died in Jackson (^(uuity, (which only a Any years 
before imd been formi^d from Franklin) on January 1st, 
1808 and was buried on the old home place, now owned by 
a Mr. Tudtty. His wife, Susannah Strange Montgomery, 
died October 8th, 1804. 

Children by first wife, Elizabeth McGonnell were I. John 
(said to have died a British prisoner at Battle of Wax- 

II. Hugh born January 8th, 17(57, married Margaret 
Barclay, (born K( brunrv 8th, 17(58). N()veml>er 
1788, died January 2Vnd, 185'^. She died, Jaily 28th, 1848. 

III. James MoOonnell, born May 19th. 1770, married 
Nancy Farlow, (born Oct(>l>er 7<h, 1781. November 14th, 
1797). Both died 1842. 

Ohildren by the stKNHid wife, Susaniui'h Strang (she died 
October 8th, 1804) were: 

IV. John (?). 

V. Jeanette, born 1780, married Jos. X. McGain, (born 

VI. Virginia, born 1781, married Jaines Apj)l«»l)V, Jime 
1, 1806. She died 1875. 

VII. Williaiii, born J.uly Uth, 1783, married (1st, Kath- 
erine Boyle, March 31, 1807), (2nd Mrs. Adelia Turner, 
Odtober 13th, 1854), died Dt^cember 4th, 1877. 

VIII. Margaret or Susit\ born 1785, married Thomas 

IX. Eleanor, born '1787, married Heiuy Ouuningham. 

X. Sarah A., born 1789, married' Nathaniel Venable, ho 
died 1832, she died 1864. 


II. Gol. Hiugh L. Monlgimiery (second son of Jnmi'« and 
his first wife, Elizabeth McC.onnein was born in South 
Carolina, January 8th, 1767, and married, Novi^iuber 1788, 
Margate* Barclay, (daughter of John and Agnes). 

His name appears first in the Georgia i*ecords, when in 
1786 he wias em'ployed to survey tlie line '*betvvet*n Frank- 
lin Goimlfy and the Indians''. This line has always been 
known as t'he Hawkins line from the fact thai Gol. Benj. 
Hawkins, the United States Indian Agent, auihorized the 
survey of the Government. The original plals maile by 

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Hugh Montgomery iand<;bearing his signature are on file and 
are almost daily cansulfed, being recognized) as authority 
in line disputes, etc. 

The story of this survey has been recalled J)y an older 
member of tihe family just as told to him when a boy, by 
Uncle Dave, one of the slaves once owned by Col. Mont- 
gomery and who 6W)cam'panied the surveying party. It 
seems the Oherokees had agreed for the usual U'inkeis, 
blankets, straps, ponies, etc., to give over all the land' Ihat 
the soirveyors could run off in a given lengUi of lime. Be- 
ginning at Savannah River they traveled west U) Ihe Oco- 
nee, tiience south so nmny miles. After while the Indians 
began to lag back and only with much persuasion accom- 
panied by more trinkets could the white party persuade 
them to m>ove on. After a few hours of travel though, the 
Indian leader stuck his tomahawk in a large oak tree say- 
ing, ^'Indians go no further'' hence the origin of Chr'rokee 
CJorner" of tocky. 

Col. Montgomery represented Jackson Ckmnty in The 
state legislature for the years 1807-08-09-10 and 1811. In 
the stiate senate he seized in 1812, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 
'23, '24 and 1825. Being a Scotchmian, hie was an ardent 
Presbyterian and with Ex-Grovernor McMinn of Tennessee, 
he became interested in mission work among the Cherokee 
Indians of North Georgia and really financed the sending 
of the first missionaries to them. Upon the death of Ex- 
Governor McMinn, he was nominated on March 3rd, 1S25 
by President Monro*^ to be Indian Agent of the Oherokoe 
Purchase, his appointment Ixnng confirmed by the senate 
a few days later. He enltTed upon his duties shortly thi^re- 
•after, making his headquanters at or near Calhoun, Tenn- 
essee and served until the Indians were moved West in 1S3S. 
His salary wms $1500.00 a year (quite large for those days) 
and upon retirement was al»o given a tract of 3,000 acres 
in Chattooga County, Georgia. There, surrounded by 
several members of his large family, he lived aintil January 
22nd, 1852. He was buried ait Alpine (same coainty) by 
the side of his wife who died July 25t.h, 1848. Shh was 
born February 8th, 1768. 

His will recorded in Chattooga County has been lost 
along with other records, though minutes of the Inferior 
Court stale that it was offered for probate by ttu^ee wit- 
nesses, John Montgomery, John Wyatt and William Smith 
on February 2nd, 1852. 

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Ist, Agnes, 2nd, Barclay, 3rd, Mary, 4*th, Gynthia, 5th, 
Jaones, 6th, Elizabeth, 7th, Jane, 8th, Ohrifi^topher, 9th, 
William, 10th, Madison, llfth, Eliza Ann. 

(1) Agnes bom February 7th, 1790, marriied Joseph 
Thomas Cfunningham June 25th, 1807 and died Deoembep ► 
8th, 1862. 

The children were : 

1 Eugh Montgomery Cunningham, ommamed. 

2 Margaret Cunningham, •miarried LiddelK 

Their daughter, (A) Betty mairied Mr. Boswell. Their 
children, (a) Jo«hn, married* Hallie Boswell (two children) 

(b) Frank, married Mrs. M. C. Jinks (no children), (c) 

Agnes, married , (d) Margaret un« 


3 Jane Ouinningham, married, John Cunningham, (son 
of Ansel). No children. 

4 Cynthia Ounningham, married Storey. 

5 Amanda Cunningham, /married Dr. John Nesbit. 
They had one daiughter, Addle Nesbit w^ho married James 
Henry and has a deuighter Mary Henry who married^ . 

6 Andrew Cunningham, married Jane Veneahle. Their 
children: (a) Margaret, married J. A. Storey. Their child- 
ren: (a) A. G. Storey, married Nellie Toole. Their child- 
ren are: Barckley Augustus Storey, Margaret Virginia 
Storey. (B) Agnes Elizabeth, married John Winboume. 
Their daughter, (a) Agnes Elizabeth, mfea*riedj D. M. Rem- 
son. Their children: Andrew Cimning^ham Remson, 
Caroline King Remson, John Winbourne Remson, Agnes 
Elizabeth Remson and David Murry Remson. (c) Robert 
Josepih (living) unmarried, (d) John Raid, died unmarried. 
(e) Fanny Forrester, married) W. E. Storey, (f) Jean 
Veneable, married Otis Cook. 

7 Golfumbus' Golden Ounnighemfi, married Fredonia 
Cameron. Their children: (a) Joseph Thomas, married, 
: , (b) Sarah Agnes, married Leveret, 

(c) Adeline, married McDoniald. (d) Hugh Montgomery, 
married McDonald. 

8 Joseph Cunningham, married Martha R. Mclellan, 
Their children: (a) Amanda Siorey, mfeirried' (b) John 
Reid, miarried Ann Eliza Turner, (c) Martha Roby, nmirried 
Rufus Turner. 

(2) Barclay, born January 31st, 1792, married Miss 

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Knox (uncle of her sister Elizabeth's husbeuid) October 5th, 

Their ohildlren : 

1 Dp. James GroH Knox, born March 28, 1812, married 
first, Mary Jane Bowie, second, Mary Elizabeth Barnett and 
third!, Mrs. Margaret Johnslian Rice. 

2 Cynthia L. Knox, born May 24. 1813, married Judge 
T. J. Etevis and died November 19, 1861. 

3 Hugh Montgomery Knox, bom December 12, 1814, 
married Harriet Lainiar (daughter of Gen. John Lamar). 

4 Joihn Barclay Knox, born Febmary 5, 1816, married 
Agnes Boyle in 1840. 

5 WiWiam W. 'Knox, bom Joily 7, 1819, married Mary 
Bowie, Decmber 23, 184d. 

6 Margaret Ann Knox, born September 30, 1820, mcur- 
ried Samuel McWhorler. 

7 Christopher G. Knox, born April 19, 1822, married 
first Miss Clark, and second Julia A. Strickland in 1865. 

8 D. L. Knox, born August 25, 1824, died in infancy. 

9 Samud M. Knox, bora May 31, 1826, died without 

10 Mary J. Knox, born November 7, 1827, married John 
Mackey anid died January 7, 1846. 

11 Elizabeth E. Knox, bom Augfust 6, 1829, died Feb- 
ruary 16th, 1882, unmarried. 

12 Thomas J. Knox, bom February 21, 1831, married 
first, Maggie Bannar, second, Ann Montgomery and third, . 
Jane Maddux. 

13 Eliza Agnes Knox, born July 14, 1832, married Dr. 
R. Y. Hudicil in 1857 and died January, 1897. 

14 Evelyn Knox, died unmarried. 

(4) Cynthia, born April 5, 1796, married Robert Broyles 
April 10J1817 and died 1835. 

(5) James, born Mairoh 20, 1798, married first Ann Oun- 
nigham March 28, 1820, (daa^hter of Ansel, a Ilevolution- 
ary soldier) and- second', Siariah Orr. 

(6) Elizabeth, born April 20, 1800, marriedl David L. 
Knox 1820 and died Febmary 7, 1859. 

Their children were : 

1 Cynthia Ann Knox, married' James Parks, had several 
children all of whom died young. 

2 James Montgomery Knox, born July 11, 1822, mar- 
ried Nancy Camp in 1848, no cnildren. 


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3 Hiiph Orawford Knox, n-ever married. 

4 Samuel Knox, married Mary E. Grills, and died 1887. 

5 Christopher G. Knox, born February 21, 1827, mar- 
ried Melita Jane Weir February 21, 1850, andldSed April 11, 

7 Mary Jane, married El-eazer Freeman and died 1884 
(7) William Knox, born September 10, 1828, married 

Tennessee Smith, March 14, 1861. 
Their children were: 

(A) Elizabeth M., married George Nixon. 

(B) John G., married Annie Laura Johns-ton. 

(G) Ern(»st Lee, married Josephine Isabella Wheeler. 
(I)) William Luckie, died' unmarredl 

(E) Walter Smith Knox, married Annie Gtetrmack. 

(F) Henry Thomas. 

(G) James Montgomery, died in infancy. 
(H) Pearl Ophelia, married Sam/uel Joihnston. 
(I) David Knox. 

8 Joseph Scott Knox, born November 1829, married 
Mary Elizabeth Oarlock, October 9, 1860, and died Meu'ch 
23, 1886. 

9 Margaret Knox, born April 15, 1830, married Henry 
Rice 1857, and died November 23, 1876, no children. 

10 Thomas Jefferson Knox, born January 10, 1833, 
imarried Martha A Morrison August 29, 1859, and died- . 

Their children Avere: 

(A) Haliie E., married James McKatny (her cousin). 

(B) Robert Lee, married Belle Feaitherstone. 
(G) Ebon Thomas, married Florence Wheeler. 

(D) Osciar A., married Harrie Hardwick (distani 

Their chiM*ren were : 

(A) Adrfla, married Joseph Jamigan. 

(B) Irene, married James F. Gorn. 

(E) Mary Leonia, married Frank Harle. 

(F) Hiugh Montgomery, married Agnes Gaaii 

1 1 Juliet E. Knox, bbrn May 23, 1834, married William 
H. McKamy November 2, 1854, and died . 

Their children were: 

(A) David Knox, married Laura S. Wailes. 

(B) James,. married He»ttie Knox (above mentioned). 

(C) William H., junior, died unmarried'. 


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(D) Annie, died unmarried. 

(E) Thomas J., unmarried. 

(F) Joseph A., died unmemed. 

(G) Minnie J., married D. G. McLean. 

12 Nancy Agnes Knox, bam 1836, died unmarried. 

13 Caroline Elizabeth Knox, born December 28, 1838, 
married' Al^xandfr G. Ro^beson November 9, 1859, 

Their €(hildren were : 

(A) William Henry Knox Robeson, married India Fer- 
guson, and had Edilh Maxwell Robeson, died luimarried; 
Gerfnide Robeson; India Robeson, married George Feather- 
stone; and Louise Robeson died in infancy. 

(B) Katherine Elizabeitih Robeson married Edgar V. 
Garter and has Roberson Carter; Edgar V. Garter, junior, 
Frank Garter and Katherine Garter. 

(G) A. G., junior, died in infancy. 

14 Henry Harriso-n Knox, born July 16, 1840, married 
Jennie Vaughn. H. H. Knox died June 18, 1910. Jennie 
Vaughn Knox was born December 31, 1845 and died 
October 3, 1905. 

Their childre-n were : 

(A) Emma Sue Knox who married George MadSson 
Smartt and had Henry Knox Smartl (who married Mrs. 
Elizabeth Gollier Meade) ; Gora Vaughn Smartt (who mar- 
rifMl Jamm Ferguson Finlay and has Elizabeth Smartt Fin- 
lay and James Ferguson Finlay, junior) ; Harold Robert 
Smarit (who married N'irginia Hill and has Harold Robert 
Smartt, junior) ; George Madison Smartt; Emma Sue 
Smartt (who married Richard G\\yn Brock and has Rich- 
ard (rwin Brock, juuioir^ ; James Polk Sanartt; ajid Foley 
Vaughn Suiar'^lt. 

(B) Gora Knox, died young. 
(G) Foley Vaughn Knox. 

(7) Jane, born August 1, 1802, married John Wesley 
Hardwick, September 22, 1818, and died in Dalton, Georgia, 
March 28, 1879. Was buried in Glevelanidl Tennessee. 

For list of be-r descendants see Hardwick Family. 

(8) Ghristopher -G., born December 12, 1804, died 1824 
in Athens, Georgia, while attending the University of 

(9) William, born December 20, 1807, married 1st, Ann 
Jones, 2nd, Ann Moore. 

(lO'i Madison, born March 29, 1810, married Narcissa 
Hemphill. Lived and practised medicine in Ghattooga 
County, Georgia. 


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Among his children were : 

1 Ann R. C, born 1838. 

2 Hiigh, born 1840. 

3 Jaunes, born 1842. 

4 William, born 1844. 

5 Margaret, born 1846. 

6 Sarah, born 1849. 

(11) Eliza Ann, bom December 13, 1812, and married 
Dr. George R. Gnanlt of Memphis, Tennessee. 


III. Jaimes McGonnell (third son of James Montgomery 
and lirst wife, Elizabeth McGonnell), was born in South 
'Oarolina, May 19, 1770, and' moved with his father's family 
to Jackson County, Georgia. Here in 1806 to 1807 he served 
as Sheriff. Was also judlge of the Inferior Court in 1829. 
About this year he moved to DeKalb County, and seittled at 
Montgomery's Ferr>' (now I>eFoors). He died OcfohM* 6, 
1842. James M. G. Monlgomery served in thie War of 1812 
as a wagontnaster in Floyd's Brigade, Georgia Militia. His 
services began October 31, 1813. He als'o ser\^ed wilb rank of 
special conmiissiary in said organization from October 
13, 1813 to March 1, 1814 (Record from War Department). 
He married in Hancock Gouriiy, Georgia, Nancy Farlow, 
who wajs born in Maryland, October 7, 1781. She died July 
27, 1842. 

Their children were: 

(1) Adecia F., born April 4, 1799, Tnarried Samu!>l 
Pniitt^ junior, 1st, in 1816, and Wyatt 2nd. 

(3) Lucinda Mc, born October 28, 1800, married D. J. 
Oonnally, 1821. 

(3) Amelia S., born April 19, 1802, married Joseph D. 
Shumate, 1819. 

(4) Sophronia P., born October 24, 1803, married John 
Franklin, 1819. 

(5) Ulysses Mc, born December 15, 1805, married 
Elizabeth Hum'ber, 1826. 

(6) Telemachus F., born January 14, 1808, married 
E)ni!Hy Felder, l^t, arKi Mary Turner, 2nd. 

1^ Rhadamanthus J., born November 29, 1811, married 
Harriet Bogle, 1835. 

(8) James Floyd, born September 10, 1813, married 
Elizabeith Young, 1837. 

(9) Newman G., born August 8, 1815, died in infancy. 


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(10) WilHam F., born Deoeinl>ep 16, 1816, died Novem- 
ber 2, 1833. 

(11) Joseph T., born May 23, 1819, nrniried Julia Gam- 
eron, 1842. • 

(12) Rhoda Naroissa, born March 22, 1822, married Al- 
9red B. Brown, Ist, and Henry Dean, 2nd. 

(13) Hirgh B. Thwpe, born. April 17, 1824, married 
Mary Broughlon, 1849. 

Of the above, Rhadamanfhus and Telemach/us were Pres- 
bjierian ministers. 

Joseph and H'U'gih Thorpe were teachers, and foomded 
Ih^ Lagrange Female Oo-llege. 

Ulysses and James Floyd were planters. 

The abave Floyd- Montgomery was barn in Jackson 
County Georgia, September 10, 1813, married Elizabeth Ann 
Young (diaughter of Samuel Young), January 12, 1837, and 
died in DeKalb County, Georgia, June 8, 1847. She was 
bom in Abbeville, Soirih Caroliwa, Auigust 1, 1816, and died 
October 1900. 

Ohildten were: 

1 Emma M., born October 13, 1837, married G. P. Hay- 
nes May 17, 1855, and died January 23, 1913. Had three 

2 William Riiadamanthus, born February 15. 1839, 
married 1st, Emmia Northcutt May 17, 1866, and 2na, Anna 
Towers- September 12, 1895. He died in Marietta, Georgia, 
November 30, 1906. 

3 Nancy Jane, bom December 17, 1841, and died June 
11, 1855. 

4 Joseph S., born December 29th, 1843 and diedi at 
Harne, Texas. Left lw«o children. 

5 Henrj' T., bom De^cember 20th, 1846, married 1st, 
Mary Under. His second marriage was to Willie Wallis, 
September 4, 1907. 

<3hildren of William Rhadamanthus Montgomery and 
Isl wifo, Emma Northcu'tt were: 

(A) Jessie Lee, bom June 24, 1867, »married James T. 
Andlprson, February 6, 1895. They have five children. 

(B) James Harrold, born November 23, 1868, and died 
Julv 18, 1870. 

'(C) Lilly Asenah, born October 31, 1872, died November 

(D) Mary Emma, bom March 14, 1874. 

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(G) George Floyd, born M«ay 14, 1879, married Susie 
May Wallace November 27, 1900. 

(H) Ndlie May, born Novembefp 8, 1880, and died Aug- 
ust 13, 1881. 

(I) Williain R., junior, born September 10, 1882, and 
died September 2, 1886. 

(J) Annie Elizabeth, bom October 1, 1883, married 
Harry Du Pree, January 8, 1902. 

IV. Jeianneftte Montgomery, (the oldest child of James 
Montgomery and his second! wife, Susannah Strange, was 
born 1780, manried' Joseph N. McCain, and 'bad several 
children, among whom were : 

(1) James Montgomery McCain, born 1805, married 
Louisa Wood (?). TThey had at least one child. 

(A Joseph, born 1837. 

(2) Joseph H. McCain, born 1820, married Susan 
, andi h^d children, lamong whom was : 

(A) Elizabeth, bom 1884. 

The above mentioned JeaneHe Montgomery after her 
mairriage to Joseph N. McCain, of North Carolina, seems 
tb have lived several years in that settle — her children hav- 
ing been been born there — before moving "to Chattooga 
Coimty, Georgia, Where she is th'oughit to have died. 

V Virginia Montgomery, (the second! child of James 
Montgomery and bis second wife, Susannah Strange), was 
born 1781, m/arried James Appleby, June 1, 1805, and died 
1875. He was bom 1779, and died 1866. 

Their childk^en were: 

(1) William, born June 16, 1806. 

(2) John, born May 24, 1808, married! Virginia Key, 
October 14, 1830. 

(3) Casandfia, born Aoigust 1, 1810, married Thomas 
Oheatham, October 18, 1827. 

(4) Evelyn, bom December 7, 1812, married Bishop 
Thomas T. Scott, November 25, 1830. 

(5) James M., bom June 2, 1815, meirried Elizabetih 
Horton, Septmber 3, 1836. 

(6) Hugh C, born June 21, 1818, married Eliza Davis, 
October 15, 1840. 

(7) William D., born March 2, 1821, married Mary E. 
Wiiliamson, December 29, 1841. 

Many of the descendants of the above Virginia Mont- 
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VI. William Montgomery, (the third child of James 
Montgomery and his second wife, Susannah Strsinge, wa^ 
born n South Carolina, July il, 1783, lived in Gwinnett, 
County, Georgia, then moved! to Vann's Valley near Rome, 
Georgia, where ne died Dcember 14, 1877. He was twice 
married', Isl to Catherine Boyle, March 31, 1807. She was 
born December 23, 1786, and died December 16, 1851. 
After her death he married Mrs. Adelia Turner, October 
12, 1854. 

Ghildrem by first wife: 

(1) Mildred Boyle, born February 13, 1808, never mar- 
ried, died December 29, 1890. 

(2) John, born January 23, 1810, married Mary Galiton 
StetvaiT*, and died November 3, 1891. 

(3) Polly (or Mary), born April 17, 1812, married 

McNeese (nc children), and dlied July 23. 

(4) Hugh, born February 22, 1814, married Caroline 
Orr, and died April 11, 1887. 

(5) Oynlbia Ann, born Judy 27, 1818, married W. G. 
Orr, and died August 31, 1889. 

(6) Rebecca Caroline, born May 23, 1816, married' Wm. 
Cunningham, and died Marc?h 8, 1875. 

(7) James Madison, born June 22, 1820, never married, 
and died October 26, 1891. 

(8) Wm. Ma-rtin, born April 27, 1822, never married, 
and died September 4, 1845. 

(9) Jane Amanda, bom April 25, 1824, married 
Thomas Mayfield, and died July 23, 1867. 

(10) Katherine Narcissa, bom June 5, 1826, never mar- 
ried, and died) November 23, 1846. 

(11) Christopher Styles, born September 12, 1828, 
victim of War an November 21, 1864. 

(12) George Cicero, born August 13, 1830, victim of 
War on November 1, 1863. 

(John's daughter married Thomas Knox). 

VII. Margaret Montgomery, (the third child of James 
Montgomery and his second wife, Susannah Strange, was 
born 1785, married Thomas Nibkck. 

Their children were: 

(1) William. 

(2) Samuel. 

(3) Hugh, married Miss Howard. 

(4) Augustus. 


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(5) Virginia, married Epperson. 

(6) Caraline, married Haiitsford Howard. 

(7) Amelia, married Benj. Lampkins. 

Margaret Montgomery NiMack and all her family ex- 
cept her son Hugh, moved to Texas. 

Descendants of this- Hugh livedl in and around 'ijlcson 
Oounty, Georgia. 

VIII. Eleanor Monlgomeryj (the fifth child of James 
Montgomery and his second wife, Susannah Strange, wa« 
*born 1787, married Henrv Cunningham. 

They had sevenal chldren, annong whom was Isabolle 
who matried Eobert Veneable. 

Agnes Veneable, daughter of above, married her cousin, 
Andlrew Cunningham. 

Mr. A. G. St'orey, of Talladega, Alabama, is a grandson 
of Andrew and Agries Cunningham. 

IX. Sarah Montgomery, (the sixth child of James 
Montgomery and his second wife', Sus€mnah Strange, was 
born in Georgia, 1789, married Nathaniel Veneable. 

Their children were : 

(1) Buford. 

(2) Elizabeth. 
'3) Cynthia. 
^4) Martha. 
!5) Anna. 

6) Pleasant. 

7) John. 

8) James. 

/9) William Richaaxl, married' Sarah Cornelia Hoy4. 

: iO) Sarah. 

^11) Jane. 

Children of William Veneable and wife Sarah Cornelia 
Hoyt are: 

*i William Hoyt, married Sallie Miller, and died Sept- 
ember i, 1906. 

2 Sarah Mariah, died March 1857. 

3 Samuel Hioyt, {unmarried). 

4 Walter Ijouis, (unmarried). 

5 Arlhur Orr, married' Blanche Beverly Cooke. 

6 Charles, married Sarah Adair, (died July 11, 1890) . 

7 Jaimes Darhis, died 1865. 

8 Clarence Darius, married Maltie Ragon. 

9 Lelia Ella, married Dr. James Nims EHis, and diied 

10 Elizabeth Richard, married Frank Tucker Mason. 


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The Rhea family desoende from the CSaropbells of Scot- 
land. The Campbell family was of N-orman and Celtic 
diesoent, and "of large possessions, and being allicKK to the 
poyal family did much to secure the people of that country 
from relapsing into fhe bar<barious independence of their 
ancestors". (Sco^tt'd History of Scotland). 

Prom the lime of Archibald Campbell, Fourth Earl of 
Argyll, who embraced protestanism, the House of Argyll 
was the bulwark of protestantism in Scotland. 

Archibald Campbell, Ninth Earl of Argyll, in taking the 
lest oath, under Charles the Second, add^' Ihe phrase, "so 
•far as consistent with the protestant faith," for this he was 
tried for treason and condemned to be exeou'tedl. The sen- 
tetiice was suspended by royal orders. 

On the accession of James the Second, a Roman Cath- 
olic, Argj'll <ook a leading part in fomenting the rebellion 
in favor of the protestant, Duke of Monmouth. Wheq 
Monmou'lh sailed to Englandi the Duke endeavored to raise 
an army but the Scotch were not ripe for rebellion and h© 
succeeded' in levying only a small body of men, one of 
whom was his cousin, Matthew Campbell. 

After two or three skirmishes mos-t of these followers 
deserted' the standard of the Earl of Argyll, but he, and the 
faithful few remaining, undertook to make their way into 
England to join the Duke of Monmouth, but were sur- 
roundied and taken prisoners. Argyll was executed, in 
June 1865, without trial, under the old sentence. His cousin, 
Matthew Campbell, was tried and condemned to life im- 
prisonment, and was confined on the Isle of Man. From 
•thence he escaped, fled' into Ireland, and assumed the name 
of Reah, (variously spelled Reaigh, Reahgh, Rea, Ray and 
finally established into Rhea) and by this act became the 


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founder of the faniHy of Rhea, in Ireland. (Some of the 
(iescendants in Nova Scotia use the spelling Reah). 

After locating in Ireland, true to his Presbyterian blood, 
he took a proniineoit part in the siege of Londonderry. 

John Rhea, in his me^moirs of the Rhea faimily, says it is 
nol known whether the wife of Matthew Campbell Rhea 
was married' to him in Scotland, before his imprisonment, 
or whether he married a wife in Ireland, but he had three 
sons. The naones of two are unknown, buft a third, Matthew 
Rhea II, married a wife, wJiose n«ame is unknown, and 
had four sons : 

I Sanmel Rhea, 

II William Rhea, 

III Isaac Rhea, 


By his second wife, Elizabeth McLain, he had Ave 
children : 

V Abraham Rhea, diied without issue, 

VI James Rhea, died without issue, 

VII Margery Rhea, 

VIII Agnes Rhea, 



I Samuel Rhea, born in Ireland, came early to Amer- 
ica and settled at Port Pin, near New Oas-tle, Delaware. 
Wife's name unknown. They had one son, name lunknown, 
who mamed a wife, name unknown, and had a son and 
daughter. This son was a surgeon on one of tihe largest 
armed ships of the American Navy during the Revolutionary 
War. This ship sailed on a cruise and was no more heard 

of. The daughter married twice: First 0*Hara; 

Second, Frazier. They lived near New Castle, Del- 
aware. She had children by 'her second hoisbeuid. 


II William' Rhea, born in Ireland, came early to 
America and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He 
married a wife, name •unknowti, 6uid had three children: 
(1) James Rhea; (2) Mary Rliea, who married John Brown 
and lived near Wilmington, Delaware; (3) Elizabeth Rhea, 
who married James M'cGorkle, and lived in Washington, D. 
C. They had several daughters and two sons : (a) James 


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McCorkle; (b) William MoGorkle, who lived in Pennsyl- 
vania and was editor of a newspai>er. 


III Isaac Rhea came early to America and lived in 

Pennsylvania. He married a wife named Peoples 

and had a daughter, name unknown. 


IV Matthew Rhea III lived and died in Kinnically, 
near St. Jo^hnston, Ireland. He had a son naimed William 
Rhea II, who married Elizabeth Locfchart. William Rhea 
was born and married in Ireland. After tihe birth of his 
children he moved, with his 'family to America (1785) and 
Jocated in Washington Ckmnty, Virginia, where he lived 
until his d^eath. He had children: (1) Matthew Rbea IV, 
who married Margaret Breden, (sister of Frances, Elizabeth 
and Nancy Breden, who married, respec^tively, Joseph, 
William and Samuel Rhea) and had diildren: (a) Eliza- 
beth Rhea; (b) William Rhea; (c) Margaret FBhea^ (d) 
Robert Bruce Rhea (1814-1888) (married twice: First, 
Sarah Ann White, no issue; Second, Sarah Sells. Children: 
Margaret R(^becca Rhea, (1876-) who married Robert EJar- 
hart Rlhea (son of Joseph Rhea and Elizabeth Ann (Bar- 
heart) Rhea). Children und^r Robert Earheart. Rhea: John 
Matthew Rhea, (1878-) who married Elizabeth Payne 
Gresham, and had children: Eleanor Elizaibeth and John 
Maj,thew Rhea II; William Rankin Rhea, (1880-) who mar- 
ried Mary Zeta Slack, and had children : Robert Bruce and 
Julia Hoteton); (e) Sallie Rhea; (f) Jane Rhea, (married 
Alexander Doggett, and had chldren: Catherine, James, 
and Williaim) ; (2) Jennie Rhea; (3) Joseph Rhea; (4) 
William Rhea; (5) Sarah Rhea; (6) Elizabeth Rhea; (7) 
ROBERT RHEA, (1784-1841) (was born in Ireland and 
came to America wWh his father (1785) and located in 
Washington County, Virgin'ia. Later he moved to Sullivan 
Ct)unty, Tennessee, where he lived until his death). He 
mairried twice: First, Elizabeth Rhea (daughler of Rev. 
Joseph Rhea and EHzabetih (Mcllwaine) Rhea) ; Second, 
Jane Scott (daughter of John Scott, a colonel in the Revo- 
hitiunary War). By his first wife he had four children, 
giv<^n in fuil under Elizabeth Rhea. By the second wife he 
had children: (a) Mary Rhea, (1827-1882) who married 
James J. Snapp, and had children: Robert L. Snapp; Mary 
J. Snai)p; James B. Snapp; Sarah E. Snapp; Margaret V. 


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Snapp, (1857) (who married Robert Sna'pp, and had 
children : Mary E. Snapp, wbo married Charles R. Bright, 
and had children: Virgnia and Williaan; Myrtle Snapp; 
James Snapp; Mattie L. Snapp, wlho married Joseph 
Booheo", and ihad children: Belle and Everett; Margarett 
Snapp; Landoil Snapp); Loueja Snapp; Laura Snapp; 

William Snapp; (b) Jane Rhea, who married ^ 

Smith ; (c) Margaret Rliea, who married Audley Andereoa 
(son of Edward B. Anderson and Eleanor (Rhea) Ander- 
son). Children under EMward B. Anderson. 

Note : William F. Rhea, memibeir of congress from 9th 
Virginia District, is a grandson of William Rftiea and Eliza- 
beth (Lockhart) Rhea. 


VII Margery Rhea married McOrabb^ lived and 

died in Ireland. Names of children unknown excepting one 
son, John MoCrabb, w^ho married his cousin, Elizabeth 
LaWa, and' came to America (1783) and located in Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. After tihe birth of his children he moved to 
the HoJston Country, Tennessee, and located on a farm 
Where he and his wife lived until their death. William, 
hiiS eldiest son (names of oPher children unknown) lived 
on the paternal farm. 


VIII Agnes Rhea married William Latta, of CosfWan, 
near St. Johnston, Ireland. She had chiidrn, names un- 
known excepting Elizabeth La'lita and Joseph Latla. Joseph 
Latta came to America, marrie<d and lived near Brandywine, 


IX Joseph Rhea, (1715-1777), son of Matfihew Rhea II 
and ihis second wife Elizabeitth (McGlain) Rhea, was born 
in Parish Laughl'in, Ireland, died in Piney Greek, Maryland, 
He married (1752) Elizabeth Mcllwaine (1732-1793) 
(daughter of John McHwaine and Margaret (Scott) Mc- 
llwaine, of Tifannan, near Londonldferry, Ireland. A will 
executed in 1773 by her father, John Mcllwaine, shows 
tha he possessed a large property in money, lands and 
leases). They had children: 





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Joseph Rhea gra-duated at the University of Glasgow, 
ScoHand, with honor aridl distinction, in 1742; was a 
minister of the Presbyterian Qhurch and had charge of a 
chtipch at Fahan, Ireland, ait the time he resigned to go to 

Rev. Joseph Rhea with his wife and childt^n, John, 
Matthew, Margaret, William, Joseph, Elizabeth, (Samud 
and James were born later in America) , sailed from Ireland 
and) landed in America, at Philadelphia, in 1769. 

He commenced preaching in Piney Cree-k, Maryland, in 
1772. In 1775 he went to the Hoteton, Country, Tennessee, 
to locate land, and there purchased €tbaut two thousand 
acres of lajid. In 1776 he joined as 'Qhaplain, the troops 
under Col. Ohristian, and in this capacity caflmpaigned into 
Virginia and Tennessee, 

There is maich in Drapers Mss. (Historical Society, 
Madison, Wisconsin), about Ghrisllian's Oherokee Company. 

The following is cited from an orderly book, once the 
propert" of Gapt. Joseph Martin : 

**Six Mile Camp, Oct 5, 1776. 
"Parole William Burge. 
General Orders: 

'*Mr. Ray will preach on the Augusta Line at one o'clock, 
and Mr. Oummins on the Fincastle Line. All others who 
choose to attend may do it. 

*The church will be at the time to give warning, the 
men to attend wilh their arms by companies, and to ob- 
serve as much decency and regularity as the ground will 
admit of." 

In their capaciy as chaplains, at this time, Rev. Rhea 
and Rev. Gummins were the first ministers to preach in the 
territory that is now Tennessee. 

Rev. Joseph Rhea died in Piney Greek, Maryland, in 1777. 

In the following year, 1778, his family moved, by 
wagons, to the land in Sullivan County, Tennessee, which 
he had purchased and which is still in possession of hiii 

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which residles, principally, in Tennessee and* Virginia. His 
•descendan'ts are more numerous than those of the other 
emigres of the Rhea family. 


I John Rhea, first child of Rev. Joseph Rhea and Eliza- 
befch (Mcllwaine) Rhea, was born in 1753 in Ireland, and 
died in 1839 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He graxtuated 
at Princeton in 1789. He and his father wei'e notenl Hi- L^Jin 
and Greek sohol'ars. land u^hil<* John was in Gen. Wnshing- 
ton's army they corresi)onde.d in La'lln. A letter from the 
father, dated April 19, 1777, ends 'ihus: ''Benigmis esto illi 
qui h<os'tili tibi." 

John Rhea assisted in the organization of the state of 
Tennessee, and the writing of i/ts constitution, i\\u\ was. 
ohosen the first repr scnla ive from Sullivan Oounty to the 
legislature. When Tennessee was divided into three Con- 
gressional Districts John Rhoa, in 1803, was elected to Con- 
gress from the First District, where he starved' with distinc- 
tion. In 1815 he accepted an appointment from the Presi- 
dent, James Madison, as a commissioner to treat with the 
'Ohoctaw Indians, but in 1817 was returned to Congress 
where he continued to serve until 1823 Avhen he retired Ux 
private life. 

He was a JefTersonian democrat and a frionrf of Andrew 

Rhea County, Rhoatown and Rhea S])rings, Tennessee, 
were natmed in his honor. 

He died, unmarried, and left a very large estate in lands,^ 
much of which had b(MMi Government grants for special 
services renrifered. (Ra/msey's History of Tennessee, Por- 
ter's His'lory, Historic Sullivan). 


II Matthew Rhea IV (1755.18i()), (son of Rev. Josei)lh 
Rhea and Elizabetlh (Mcllwaine) Rhea) married (1778) 
Jane Preston (a sister of Robert Preston who married III 
Margaret Rhea). They had children: 

1 Joseph Mathew Rhea. 

2 Robert Preston Rhea, 

3 Margaret Rhea, 

4 Matthew Rhea V. 

1 Joseph MalOhevv Hh(»a (1789-1860), married (1806) 
Catherine Myers (daughter of Charles Myers and Annie 


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(Case) Myers). According to tradition they heid eleven child- 
ren, names of six known : ( 1 ) Emma Rhea ; (2) Edmund R hea ; 
(3) Jane Rhea; (4) Eleanor Rhea; (5) Margaret Rheaj (6) 
WaltoF Preston Rhea (1831-1897), who marri|d Sarah Jane 
Pile. T)hey moved from Tennessee to Arkansas, in 1866. 
They 'had children: (a) Laura Ella Rhea (1856-), (married 
R. A. Robbins. Children : Maulde Ethel, Lillian, Bernice 
Preston, Sarah, Neill Rhea, Pauline Elizabeth and Alfred 
Gerald); (b) David Qharles Rhea (1858-), (m^rded M. 
Ripetoe) ; (c) Joseph Matthew Rhea (I860-), (married 
Alice Powell. Children: Preston. David, Samuel and Vir- 
ginia Lee) ; ((di) Margaret Lillias Rhea (1862-), (married A. 
W. Ellis. Children: Eula Maude and Maggie Lee); (e) 
Edmund George Rhea; (f) Elizabeth Eleanor Rhea (1868-), 
(married E. N. Keiger) ; (g) Robert Preston Rhea; (h) 
Kittie Rhea; (i) Oscar Lee Rhea (1876-), (married Jennie 
Rand. Children: Orion, Lucile and Walter Preston); (j) 
Holmes Cans Rhea (1878-), («marri€*d Ethel Waters. Cvhild- 
ren : Lelia, Hugh and Edknund) . 

2 Robert Preston Rlhea (1791-1872), married (1868) 
Nancy Davidson. Children: (1) Jane Rhea, who married 
Dr. Rivers; (2) Josiah Davicteon Rhea; (3) Sarah Rhea, 

who married Jackson; (4) John Preston Rhea, who 

married Matilda Longacre; (5) Matthew Rhea VI, who 
married Sallie Rlhea, no isswe; (6) Robert Oamphell Rhea 
M. D. (1837-1911), who married Margaret Caroline Mc- 
Queen, and had children: (a) Samuel Robert Rhea (1868-), 
(married Nellie Hendrickson. Ohildren: 'Caroline, Robert 
Randolph and Margaret) ; (b) Mary Elizabeth Rhea (1869-), 
(married Dr. Joseph Shoun Donnelly. Children: Irene, 
Harrison Rhea and Margaret Edith) ; (c) Nancy Martitia 
Rhea (1871-), (married Dr. Oharles Meigs Dulaney. Child- 
ren: Charles Meigs Dulaney II, Robert Nathan, William 
Davis, Mary Elizabeth, John' Jay, Laura and James Rhea) ; 
(d) Margaret Bell Rhea (1873-) ; (e) Josiah Davidson Rhoa; 
(T) Prances Pres'fon Rhea; (g) John Wayne Rhea; 'h) 
Charles Caldwell Rhea; (i) Edwin Bruce Rhea; (j) Eleanor 
Campbell Rhea (1885-), (married William C. Wri;2:hf.. 
Child: Oharles McO"<^n) ; (k) Beulah Carolyn Rhvi 
(1890) ; (7) Margf^rel: Rhea, ni^ver married. 

3 Margaret Rhea married Fickle and nntl i ir^ 

son, Robert P. Fickle. 

4 Matthew Rhea V (1705-1870), married (1818) Mary 
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near Bluff Oity, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Moved to 
West Tennessee about 1836. Was President of ttie Female 
Institute of Somerville. He was a man of great learning 
and took an especial interest in history. Assisted by his 
coaisin, Matfcliew Campbell Rhea, he made the fir^t map of 
*he stia'te »of Tennessee. He waj3 a man of great learning 
during the War Between the Stal'es. He had children: (I) 
Margaret Rhea (1820-1880); who married twice: Pir^t, 
Nicholas Long; Second, James Dysart Rhea, (son of William 
Rhea and Elizabeth (Bred-en) Rhea). By her first hiisbmd 
»he had one child, Nicholas M. Long II (1849-), (married E. 
Shirley Wilson. Nicholas M. Long II is an omi'jent 
minister of the Presbjierian Church and lives in Memphis^ 
Tennessee. He haft children : Richard, Margaret Rhoa. 
Shirley W. (1888-), Walter Preston (1889- ), Phelos W. 
(1891-), Frances M. (1893-) and Emma Law). By hei- 
second husband s^he had one child, Matthew Belm-ont Rh\'i; 
(2) Elizabeth Rhea (1822-1892), who married John Rh?a 
(son of William Rhea and Elizabeth (Breden) RheaK 
Children und'er John Rhc^a; (3) Ellen Preston Rhea; ''4) 
Sarah Li^cinlJa Rhea, no issue; (5) John William Rhea 
(1828-), who married Italia G. Porter, and had diildr^n: 
William, Annie, Lillian and Pearl; (6) Abrani Rhea (1830- 
1912), who married Bnmia Cross, and had children: (a) 
Matthew D. Rhea; (b) William Rhea; (c) Jennie ..ou Rhi^a 
(1874-), (married George T. Wehb. Child'ren: Abruii ilhea 
and Virginia); (d) Riohard Cary Rhea (1877-i, (m.irrjod 
Mrs. Mattie L. Anders-on. Children: Loaiise and Riohard 
Cary Rhea II) ; (e) Frank P. Rhea; (f) Nell C. Rhea ( '^Sl-), 
(married E. L. Stewarldi) ; (g) Elizabeth Rhea (1883-), 
(married G. L. Rhodes, and had one child, Albert H.) ; (h) 
Ruby F. Rhea; (7) Mathew Rhea VI, died without issue; 
(8) Mary Annis Bhea; (9) Samuel Doak Rhea; (10) 
Jennett Preston Rhea; (11) Walter Preston Bhea (1841- 
1880), who married Jennie Edmondson, (daughter of Wil- 
Mam G. Edmondson and Susie E. (Rhea) Edmondson 'and 
had children: (a) Hugh Preston Rhea (1871-1901), (mar- 
rieid Louise Brown, and had one child, Hugh Preston Rhea 
II) ; (b^ William Edmondson Rhea; (c) Susie Bowen Rhea 
(1875-), (married Thomas Buford. Children: John Ed- 
mondson, Clara May and Thomas EMmondson) ; ('d) Mamie 
Looney Rhea (1877-), (married Lunsford Y. Williamson, 
and had one child, Jean Rhea) ; (e) Walter Preston Rhea II 
(1879-), (married Mazie Sale. •Qhild'ren: Walter Preston 
Rhea III and Henry Sale Rhea); (12 Ellen Preston Rhea 


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(1844-), who married Hudson Oary, and had children: (a) 
Miles Fairfax Gary; (b) Marion Gary; (c) Rhea Preston 
Carey (1871-), (married Charlie Ewing) ; (d) Eleanor 
Marion Gary (1884-), (married Saonoiel Earnest Ragland'. 
Children: Eleanor Marion, Margaret Elizabeth and Fairfax 
•Car>'^ ; (e) Hudson Fairfax Gary; (13) Frances Bell V es. 
(1848-). Who married James T. Rhea (son of James Dysart 
Rhea and Elizabeth (Carter) Rhea). Children under T. 

HI Margaret Rhea 

III Margaret Rhea (1757-1822), (dteLUghter of Rev Jo- 
seph Rhea and Elizabeth (Mclhvaine) Rhea). Lived' in 
Washington County, Virginia. She married Robert Prestx^n 
(1750-1833) (son of Jo»hn Preston and Eleanor (Fairman) 
Preston) . They 'had one child, Jchn Preston II. 

John Preston II (1781-1864), married (1802) Margaret 
Brown Preston, (daughter of Col. Williaan Preston and 
Susanna (Smith) Preston) and had chiBdlren: 

1 Thomas Preston, has mo living descendteints, 

2 Henry Preston, 

3 William Alfred Preston, 

4 John Preston III, no i-ssue, 

5 James T. Preston, 

6 Robert Fairman Preston, 

7 Frank Preston, 

8 Susan Rhea Presbon, 

9 Margai'et Rhea Preston. 
10 Eleanor Fairman Preston, 

H Elizabeth Preston, never married, 

12 Walter E. Preston, no issue, 

13 Jane Preston, 

14 Joseph Preston, never married. 

2 Henry Preston (1826-1905), married Ann Garter, and 
hiakJ children : (1) Mary Oole» Preston; (2) Margaret Brown 
Preston; (3) Elizabeth M. Preston; (4) Ellen Preston, who 

married Bailey; (5) Cary Preston; (6) Jane Preston; 

(7) Isaetta Preston; (8) Eugenia Preston; (9) Henry Pres- 
ton II, who married Nell Carson; (10) Percy Preston. 

3 William Alfred Preston (-1864), wlio married twice: 

First, Wylie, no issue; Second, BlizabetJi Radford, 

ibis cousin, who had one child, William Alfred Preston II. 

5 James T. Preston (1824-1883), who marriekH (1850) 
Frances Rihea, (daughter of VIH James Rhea and Elizabeth' 
(Snapp) Rhea) and bad children: (1) John Preston IV, 


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(1851-), who married Annie Ijewis White, (daughter of 
John Preston While and Annie Stuart (Lewis) White). 
John Pres^tlon is a physician and Superintendent of State 
Insane Asyhmn at Austin, Texas. They have child*ren: (a) 
\^ alter White Preston (1880-), (.married Amiie Marie 
Fnnierick Bonhan. Children: Walter Bonhan, John Court- 
ney, and twins — Frederick Lewis and Frances); (b) Jo'hn 
Lewis Preston, M. D. (1^3-), (married Leonora McKellar. 
One child: Jahn Lewis Preston II); (c) James Rhea Pres- 
ton (1885-) ;(d) Fannie Rhea Preston (1890-); (e) Robert 
White Preston (1892-); (f) Annie Lewis Preslon (i898.); 
(g) Margaret Lynn Preston (1904); (2) James Rhea Pres- 
to4i (1853-), who married Elizabeth Vaughan, and' had 
childi-en : Elizabeth McHwaine, Frances Rhea and James 
Rhea; (3) Walter Eugene Preston; (4) Robert Fairman 
Preston (1857-), who married Elizabetih McDonald Preston, 
and had children: Arthur Cunnmings, Mildred, Lucy, 
Eleanor Fairman, Fannie auftf a twin, died unnamed, and 
Robert Fairman Preston II; (5) Fannie Rhea Preston; (6) 
Frances Mcllwaine Preston. 

6 Robert Fairman Preston (1805-1889), who married 
Sarah Marshdl. Dr. Robert Fairman Preston was an em- 
inent physician of Philade<lphia. In 1884 he retired to his 
ancestral estate in Virginia, wheire 'he lived ain'til his death. 
He had children : (1) Mary Marshall Preston; (2) Elizabeth 
Presl'on, who married Dr. Ezra N. Shefley, and had chil'd- 
iHMi: (a) Robert Preston Sheffey, (marrieid and had child- 
ren : Robert Preston Sheffey II and Margaret Sheffey) ; (b) 
Charles Mars^hall Sheffey, (married Carrie Winston); (c) 

Sarah Sheffey, (m!arried' Riddle) ; (d) Henry Sheffey, 

(married Faith Fulkerson). 

7 Frank Preston (1820-1891), who married twice; 
First, Virginia Moffet; Second, Mattie Fulton. Ohildren by 
first wife: Robert, Frances and John. Child by second 
\vrfe : Mary. 

8 Susan Rlhea Preston (-1828), who married (1825) 
Joseph Campbell Rlhea, (son of IV^ William Rhea and Eliza- 
beth (Bredien) Rhea). Children under Joseph Campbell 

9 Margaret Rhea Preston, who married (1825) James 
Lowry White, of Abingdan, Virginia. Children: (1) Eliza- 
beth Wilson White (1827-1902), who married David C. 
Cummings, and had children : (a) James White €ummings, 
M. D. (18^), (married twice: First Elizabeth Madison 
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Frances, Mai*y Oanipbell and Eliza Preston) ; (b) Robert P. 
Cummings (1858-), (married Susie Kellar. One diild, 
Arthur Cunnuings) ; (c) David G. Oummings II; (2) Mar- 
garet Rhea White (1828-), who miarried Gen. W, Y. C. 
HuTiif»s, and had children: James Lowry and Newton; (3) 
Jane (^onn White, mamed John Ck>rdon Ogden; (4) Joihn 
Pr.^ston While (1832-1904), wbo married Annie Stuart 
L?\Vis, his cousdii, (daugWer of John B. Lewis and his 
second wife, Mrs. (Proline Smith, nee Thompson). He 
lived at Abingdon, Virginia, later Austin, Texas. He had 
children: (a) James Lewis \\''hite (1857-), (married Ellen 
UouglGS Clark. (:Jhil*en: Annie Preston White (1880-), 
who married Dr. George Gilbert Oawford, and had child- 
ren: Ellen niark, Annie Preston, James Jaimison and Jean 
Maxwell; Golin Oarke White (1884-), who married Ethel 
Hallomn, and *had one child, Phyllis) ; ('b) Annie Lewis 
White (18()1-), (ouarrie* Ur. JoJin Preston, (son of James T. 
Preston and Frances (Rihea) Presdon) Children under Dr. 
John Preston); (c) Milton White; (d) Mary Magdalene 
While (18(57-), (married Benjamin MiUs Crenshaw. Child- 
ren: >Benjanrin Mills CnMishaw II and Margaret White Cren- 
shaw) ; ((») \>'alter Lewis White; ff) Montgomery Lewis 
White (1871-1916), (married Mary Bell Nelson. One child, 
Lewis Nelson White); (g) Bessie I^lia White (1883-) ; (5) 
James Lowry White I; no issue; (6) William Young Oonn 
White, M. \)\ (18a5.1904), who married Elizabeth Gampbell 
Carter, and had children: (a) Stuart White (1870-), (mar- 
ried Emily West); (b) Pauline Campbell White (1871-), 
married Thomas Hill Mason) ; (7) Ellen Sheffey ^^^hite 
(1836-191:^), Who married Dr. Edward Campbell, and had 
children: " (a) Daniel Trigg Campbell; (b) Edward Don€tld 
Gampl>ell; (c) Margaret Preston Campbell (1863-), (mar- 
ried (]ol. Laureiis W. Youraans. Children : McDonald Camp- 
bell, Margaret Preston and Lueile, who married Walter 
Haines); (d) Bessie Cumoiings Campbell (1866-) (married 
Henry Ramsey Lenoir, Ohildren : Ellen White Lenoir 
(I890-); Virginia Ballard Lenoir (1894-) who married' 
Wyall H. Stover; Edward Campbell Lenoir (1896-)); (e) 
Susie Ti'igg Campbell (1868-), (married' Edwin Elisha 
Hundley, i^lhildren: Elizabeth Estes (1895-), Campbell 
(1890-)', Margaret Preston (1898-) and FVances Edmunds 
(1902-)); (f) William W'hdte Campbell (1869-), (married 
Hallie MeCracken. One child, Mary Ellen) ; (g) Josephine 
Trigg Campbell; (h) James White Campbell; (i) Frank 
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Ellen Frances and Malcolm "* ; (j) Preston While Campbell 
(1874-), (married Louise Howard. Children: Preston 
Whiite and Edwiard Malcolm) ; (k) Malcolm Campbell, M. D. 
(1875-), (married' Charlotte Lue'lla Brader) ; (8) Susan 
Pr^'ston Wihite (1838-1908), who married Abram Byrd 
TVig, (1872-), (married Robert R. Campbell) ; (b) Margaret 
Prf^ston Trigg. 

10 Eleanor F'airman Preston (-1887), who married 

(1835) Judge James Shefl'ey. Children: (1^ Margaret 
Sheffey (1836-1869), who marritnl Col. William E. Peters, 
and had children: James White Sheffey ani' William 
Edgar; (2) J^)hn Preston ShelTey (1837-), who marri»*d 
Josephine Spiller, and had children: (a) MarganM Peters 
Sheffey (1865-), (married Percy C. March); (b) Eleanor 
Fai'iTnan Sheffey (1866-), (married B. F. Buchanan. Child- 
rein: John Prestion Buchanan, wttitj married and had 
ohiktren : Eleanor Paimian and John Preston Buchanan 
H; Josephine Spiller Buchianan; Clampbell Buchanan; 
Virginia Buchanan; Frank Buchanan; Nellie Buchaujin; 
David Buchanan); (c) Susie Mt^nitgonif^rj- Sheffey 
(1867-), (marrie'd Dr. E. M. Copfnihaver. Childivn: Prestoii 
and Elizabeiili Marci^llus) ; (d) Josephine Spiller Sheffey; 
(c) James White Sheffey (1871-). (marriod Lucy Lee Car- 
lock. Children Lucy l^ee, Caroline, James White Sheffey II, 
Josephine Spiller White, F^leanor Fairman and Harold Car- 
lock) ; (f) Miriam Shf^ffey; (g) John Pi^ston Sheffey 11 
(1876-), (married Mrginia Harrington. Child'ten: Mar- 
gaivt and Virginia); (3) Jane Sheffey; (4) Elizabeth Sh»^f- 
fey (1842-1875), who married Maj. James A. G. Pendleton, 
andi had one child, James Sheffey Pendleton, (1874-) who r 
married Margaret Fudge, and had children: Albert C, 
Blizabetth and Granville F.; (5) Ellen White Sheffey (H;3-. 
19(34), who married Jos(»ph Brainard Bhea, (son of lev.. 
Samuel Rhe?i and his second wife, Martha (Lyim) Rhe.i). 
Children under Joseph Brainard Rhea; (6) Mary Sheffey 
(1844-1906), who married Ool. William E. Peters, ( whose 
first wife had beeii her sister, Margaret), and had one child: 
Don Preston Peters (1887-), who married Rhetta Ghangh. 
and had children: Marv Peters and Don Presbon Peters II; 
(7) Mariha Sheffey (1840-1899), who married Robert J. 
Preston, M. I)., aind had children: (a) Eleam)r Fainnan 
Preston (1876-), (married Dr. J. T. X^'atkuis. ChUdren:* 
James Thomas Watkins II, Robert Sheffey, \^'iHiaJn and 
Sherman); (b) Robed ShefTey Preston (1885-). (married- 


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Alice Reed) ; (8) Virginia Sheffey (1850-), who married H. 
B. Mailer. 

13 Jane Preston, who mairied twice: Pirs^t, James B. 

Craigliead; Second, Marsihall, no issue. Children by 

first husband : David, John, Jennie, James, Preston and 


IV William Rhea, (1761-1836), (son of Rev. Joseph 
Rhea and Elizabeth (Mcllwaine) Rhea^. He was married 
(1795) to Elizabeth Breden (1766-1835), who was born in 
Ireland and died in Tennessee. They lived on the dd farm 
OB Beaver Greek, Sullivan County, Tennessee, and had 
«hild<ren : 

i Margaret Breden Rhea, 

2 Elizabeth Rhea, 

3 Joseph Oampbell Rhea, 

4 Jamies Dv«art Rhea. 

5 Williajn R. Rhea, ' • 

6 Frances Rhea, 

7 John Rhea II. 

1 Margaret Breden Rhea (1798-1864), married (1828/ 
Samuel Wood Netherland, and had children: (1) Elizabeth 
Rhea Netherland (1830-1896), who married William Phillip 
Brewer, and had ohild'ren: (a) Marg«8.ret Duilleld Brewer 
(1852-), (married Rev. James Ghakners Cowan. Ohildren: 
William Meljamin Cowan (1876-), Robert L. Cowan 
(1880-), who married Bessie Bro»\^'n; FVed G. 'Oowan 
(1882-), who married Grace Brisbo; Sidnev K. Cowan 
(1884-^, ; Hugh Brewer Gowan (1886-)); (b) Eva Neil 
Brewer (1854-), (married Henry H. Newman); (c) Samuel 
Xefherland Brewer: (d) John Alf Brewer (1859-), married 
Willie Sue Hoge.* Children: Bessie (1884-), who married 
J^hn Alf Muse, and had children: Eliza B., J'ames Arthoir, 
Mar>' Minttola and John Alf Maise II; Mary Eva Brewer 

* 1885-), who 'married Herbert G. Marcy, andi had ehild^ren: 
John .\rban and Herbert G. Marcy II; Horen Hoge Brewer 

• I885-), who married Jamie Badiman; William Phillip 
Brewer; A. Thelma Brewer; (e) Benjamin Willis Brewer; 
»f) James King Brewer (1864-), (married Mary Olive Gar- 
liiek. Children: James Carl ock (1896-1918), Oatherine t- 
N. Loui«e and Douglas G.; (g) Haitie Adelaide Brewer 
(I864-), (twins of James. King Brewer), (married- Dr. Jo- 
seph S. Bachnvan. Ohildren: Harry W., Phillip M., Joseph 
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(2) Harriet Samuel Woods Netherfand, who mamed John G. 
Ring (brother of James King) , and had children : (a) Lynn 
King (1857-), (married Joseph W. Owen. Children: 
Hattie King (1890-) and Rively King (1892-)); (b) Haftie 
Goodson King (1858-), (marrieicJ Hugh W. Taylor); (c) 
EMa Waltkins King (1800-), (maTr^ied Dr. Frank Maxwell 
Ohildren: Evelyn King Maxwell (1891-), (who married 
E. Harris; Annie Maxwell (1893-)); (d) Samuel Lee King 
(1863-), (married Annie Phipps. (ihildrvn: Samuel Lee 
King II, Johii G. King and Oharles Logan King). 

2 Elizabe^h Rhea (1798- 185(5), married Reyburn 
Ruchanan, an<l' had - children : ( 1 ) Elizabeth Buchanan 
(1828-1900), who married James Ki«ig II, (brothe«r of John 
G. King, who married Harriet Saftnuel Womis Xetherland), 
and had children: (a) Jaanes King III; (b) William Rr- 
burn King; (c) Mioajah Watkins King, (married Robert 
Hanlzell Gray. Ohildren: Williaan Micajalh, Jaimes King, 
John Buchanan, Qampbell Watkins, Elizabi^th and Roi)erl 
Hartzell Cray II); (d) Margaret Elizalx^th King; (e) John 
Buchanan King, (jnarried Louise Barrett) ; (2) Williain 
Buchanan, \v1ho married Addie Hill, and had ohldren: (a) 
John Hill Buohanan; (b) Eli;5abeth Rhea Buchanan; (c) 
Nellie Scott Buchanan, (married John B. McOord) ; (d) 
Margaret ShaniK)n Buchanan, (married Stuiiu Oarson. 
One child, Clifton); (e) William Harvey Buchanan; (3) 
John Buchanan, wh-o married Mattie Gross, and had child- 
ren : Ryburn DcBarry, Williani Lane, Edward King, Sarah 
Elizabeth, Annie Green, PannSe Linn and' John Matthew. 

3 Joseph Oampbell Rhea (1800-1853), married twice: 
First, Susan Rhea Preston (-1828) (daughter of Robert 
Preston and Margaret (Rhea) Preston) ; Ma'rried second, 
(1830) Catherine Reynolds (-1857). Joseph Oampbell Rhea 
lived in Sullivan Oounfy, Tennessee, unliil 1841 wheii he 
moved to Giles County, Tennessee, where resicted until his 
death. He assisted his cooisin, Martthew Rhea, in making 
the first map of Tennessee. He was colonel in the Tennes- 
see Mililia. By his first wife he had diildren: (1) Margaret 
Rhea, who married Dr. Ezra N. Sheffey (wiiose second wife 
was Rlizabeth Preston, daughter of Robert Fairman Prest4)n 
and Sarah (Mars'hall) Preston), and had children : William, 
EUzabeth and John Preston; (2) Susan E. Rhea (1828- 
1860), who married Wiiliaaii Campbell Ednionldson, and 
had children: (a) Jo»hn Presto-n Edmonson, (no living de- 
scendants); (b) Jennie Edmonson (1851-1919), (married 
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(Looney) Rhea. CJhiMlren under Walter Preston Rhea); 
(c) Lo»uise Smyth Edmonson, (^married Williaflii Abram 
Rhea, a cooisin. No issue) ; (3) Willmm Rhea, never mar- 
Tied. Joseph Rhea by his second wife, Catherine Reynolds, 
h'ad child'ren : (4) Jaimes David Rhea (1838-1882), who mar- 
ried Bettie Buford (d!aug*hter of Hon. Thomas Buford of 
Gides County, Tennessee), and had children: (a) James 
Buford Rhea; (b) ClifTo^d Rhea (1866-), (married Delia 
Donovan. Children: Margaret (1898-), Clifford Campbell 
(1900-), David (1901-), Mamie Louise (1902-), Annie Deliav 
(1905-), Joseph (1908-) and Edw^ard Buford (1910-)); (c) 
Annie Rhea (1868-), (married William Presley Dabney. 
One child, William Rhea Dabney (1892-)); (d) James 
Davi'd Rhea II (1870-), (married Sadie Gardner. Ohiildren : 
James David Rhea III, William Gardner Rhea and Joseph 
Oaimpbell Rhea. Janies David Rhea III, a medical student 
Van(ie»r»biW University, is the only first year man lo receive 
Foundiers Medal for Oratory) ; (e) Frank Buford Rhea; (f) 
Bessie Buford Rhea; (g) Joseph Campbell Rhea (1877-), 
(married Addie Martha Booth. Child: Buford Booth Rhea. 
Joseph Campbell Rhea graduated in Law at Harvard 
University, his son Buford, is now a studtent at Leland 
Stanford University) ; (h) Louise Buford Rhea (1880-), 
(mlarried" Harry H. Chandler. Children: Bettie Buford 
(1905-) and Annie Rhea (1913-)) ; (i) Mary Sumpter Rhea, 
(who died yo«ung) ; (5) Mary A. Rhea (1840-), who marritxi 
(1857) Dr. James A. Sumpter (-1885), and had children: 
( a) Edward Randolph Sumpter-, M. D., (1858-1917), (mar- 
ried (1885) Minnie Wade. Ohildten: James A. Sumpter II 
(1888-), who married Iterta Porter, and had one child: 
James A. Sumpter III (1916-) ; Ella Srum-pter (1890-), who 
married Wv^ker, and had one child, William Wyker II 
(1913-) ; Mary Sumpter (1829-) ; EdKvard Randolph Sump- 
ter II (1898-)) ; (b) Bulah Sumpter (1863-), (married 
(1887) Edgar Anderson (-1911). Children: James Sumpter 
(1893-) and Mary Frances (1903)); (c) William D. Sump- 
ter, M. D., (1872-), (married (1902) Tommie Wrenn, 
(daughter of Thomas Wrenn, of Nashville. Children: 
raara (1903-), Tom (1906-) and Mary Rhea (1910-). Dr. 
Sumpter is an eminent surgeon and member of the board 
of the Protestant Hospital at Nashville, Te-nnessee) ; (d) 
Joseph Rhea Stimpter (1874-1913), (married twice: First, 
Julia Flounoy (-1900); Second, L. May Hayes. No issue); 
(6) Ellen Rhea (1846-), wiio married (1871) Oscar Aber- 
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(married Will Parmer. One ctiil'd', KaWierine (1913-)); (b) 
Mary Abernathy (1874-), (married Bayless Froman) ; (c) 
Nellie Abernathy (1878-), (married D. Landis) ; (d) Oscar 
Abernathy II (1881-), (married Annie Adams); (7) Wil- 
liam Sajnuel Rhea (1840-1894), who married (1876) Ida 
Eiidora Osborne, an<d"had children: (a) Caleb Osborne 
Rhea, M. D. (1877-), (married Margaret Donelson. Chil- 
dren: Caleb Osborne Rhea II (1912-) and Samuel Donald- 
son Rhea (1910-)); (b) Erma Valena Rhea (1879-), (mar- 
ried G(H)rge Reed. Children: Ida Catherine (1902-) and 
Erma Rhea (1912-)); (c) Edlw^ard SiHni)ter Rhea (1882-), 
(married Hannah Smith. Children: Robert (1908-), Alice 
Cordelia, (died voamg), Helen Pearl (1912-) and David 
Osborne (1914-)); (d) William Samuel Rhea II (1885-), 
(married Haltie Miller. One child, William Samuel Rhea 
III (1912-)); (e) David Rankin Rhea (1886-), (married 
Vernon Porter. One Child, RobfTt Porter Rhea (1914-)); 
(f) Alvvjn Porter Rhea, died >x)ung; (g) Alice Ga;fherine 
Rhea, (di(»d' >x)ung). 

4 James Dysart Rhea (1802-1886), married twice: 
First, (1831) Elizabeth Carter; Second, (1858) Margaret 
Long, nee Rhea. Children by first wife: (1) Matilda Wendel 
Rhea, dit^' withooit issue; (2) William Rhea, never married ; 
(3) ElizatK^th Rhea (1836-), who married^ Beverly Norvell, 
and had children: Miaude, Maggie Lou, Adah, Mary, Clara, 
Frank and Wade; (4) Alfred Rhea, never married'; (5) 
Margaret Rhea (1840-1912), who mairied (1863) Byron 
Giggs McDowell, and e'hildTen : (a) James Rhea McDowell, 
(died w ithout iss-ue) ; (b) Irene McDowell; (c) Albert 
Sidney McDowell, (1870-), (married Inez Carter. One child, 
Marjorie Carter); (d) ^>liza•be^h McDowell (1868-), (mar- 
ried James B. Ly^ons. One child, McDowx*H (1895-)); (e) 
Mary Evr McDowell (1875-), (married William S. Stuart. 
One child, Ellen Irene) ; (f) Margaret Rhea McDowell 
(1880-), (married William Ferguson. Children: Margaret 
and Robert) ; (0) John H. Rhea, never married'; (7) Sarah 
F. Rhea; (8) Janu^ T. Rhea (1847-1914,) who married 
Frances Bell Rhea, (daught^T of Matthew Rhea and Mary 
(Looney) Rhea), and 'had childiren: (a) James Rhea, (died 
young) ; (b) Alfred Long Rh^^, (married Mary Wauohope. 
Children: James Taylor Rhea II, Katherine Wauchope, 
Mar>^ Frances and Ellen Preston) ; (c) Mary Ellen Rhea, 
(married Dr. John Kerr Crawford. Ohildren: Mary 
Frances, Louise Edlmons'on, Eleanor, James Taylor, Mary 
Rhea and John Kerr Crawford II) ; (d') James Dysart Rhea 


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II, (married Jesse Hearn. One child, Jessie Hearn) ; (e) 
Howard Matthew fthea, (married Wimelmina Liiterer. One 
ohild, Elizabeth Weaver) ; (9) Mary Ellen Rhea (1849-1882), 
who married Edward Andiersan MoClellan, and had chil- 
dren: (a) Samuel David McClelHan (1880-), (married Mary 
Effie Sugle. Ohildren: William Edward McOMlan (1.S95-), 
wiho married Glara Isabella Sims, and* h^d one diild, Mary 
Evedyn); (b) James Nicholas McQellan (1872-1912), 
(mai^ried Almira Levenia Benham. Ohildren: Bertha Eliza- 
beth McGlellan (1894-), wbo married Thiomas Hubbard, and 
had ohildren: James Ue Verne and Burnidene; Howard 
Plomey McGleJKan (1895-), who married S^ah Burton, and 
had ohildren: Madge Lorain and Mildred Bettie; Lora 
Irene MoClellan (1898-), who married' Avery Morton Slifl- 
don; (c) John Looney McClellan (1874-), (married Myrtle 
Benner) ; (d) Margaret Elizabeth McClellan (1S77 i, )mi:' 
riod William Edward Cogswell. 'Ohildren: John Mc- 
McCldlan, Levc^t DeVere, Morton Ed'w^rd and Alice Rhea) ; 
(e) /Vbraham Rlhea McClelkn (1879-), (marvi(»d Georgia 
IX^sgraiiger. Children: J. Wallace. Walter Rhfa and 
Hugh).; (f) Edward Anderson MfOlellan (1882-), (married 
Grace Edric Helms. One ohild, Rialph Edwirdi; i^lO) 
Susan Elizabeth Rhea (1853-1905); James Dysart Rhea by 
his seoond wife had one chiliJ, Matthew Belmont Rhea, diiHcl 

5 William R. Rhea (1804-1 861), married (1833) iMaiy 
Ann Mosiley Rockhtrfd. (sister of Ruth Rockhold who mar- 
ried John N. Rhea), and had children: (1) Harriet Nether- 
land Rhea (1834-1880), who married' Dr. John W. Sohorn. 
Children: (a) Charles Lee Seihorn (1863-), (married ilella 
Amos. Children: Howard Rhea (1891-), Charles I^e 
Se-horn II, died young, and Thomas Lund (1903-)); (b) 
John Sehoru, (married Sue Addie Susong) ; (2) Elizabeth 
Breden Rhea; (3) Frances Ruth Rhea (1838-1904), w^ho 
married Oscar Marville Le^is, M. D. Children: (a) Wil- 
lia:m Dulaney Lewis; (b) Mary Cecelia Lewis (1866-), mar- 
rieni John M^ Lyon. Children -^ Rhea B. Lyon (1885-), who 
married A. Maney, and had children : datihline, Powler, 
James an»d: John,; John P. Lyon (1887-), Jessie Lewis Lyon 
(1889-), who married R. Burton, and had children: Lamar 
and Marie; Earnest J. Lyon (1892-) ; A. Ruth Lyon (1896-^, 
wiio married W. McNew, and bad one child, B. Riuth) ; (c) 
Harriet Elizabeth Lewis (1867-), (married D. Riley Proffltt. 

Ohildirti^i : flilene, Vivian, Ruth and Harriett) ; (d) Ida 
Lee Lewis, not married; (e) Oscar Rlhea Lewis (1872-), 


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(married Margaret W. Ray. OMWren: Dora, Elizabeth, 
Ralph, Margaret, Joe Lee, Oliver and John Rhea) ; (f) Dora 
Lynn Lewis ( 1 874- i{X)2), (married George W. Anglon) ; (g) 
George Gertrude Leuis (1877-^ (married Samuel Glav"k)n 
Riddle. (Siildren : PhyUie Cecelia, Oscar Lewis and Fran y^ 
Margaret); (h) Oharfes Grant Lewis; (4) William Rook- 
hold Rhea (1840-1003), married twice: First, Sue NeU\*r- 
lajid; Second, Margaret R. Garr, no issue. By his fiinst wife 
he had one child : May Rhea, who married Dr. Robert Lee 
Gallaher; (5) George Duffleld Rhea, who married Mrs. 
Lottie Jane Rhea, nee Ross, widow of his brolher James 
Gampbell Rhea). No issue; (6) Joseph Cunningham Rhea; 
(7) John Adolphus Rhea (1848-1903), who married Lora 
Abernathy, (see Donaldson Family) , and had children : (a) 
WiJliaim Abernathy Rhea (1882-1913), (pnarried Daisy 
Vaughn Hasson. No issue); (b) Mary Rhea; (c) John 
Rhea; (c) John Rhea); (8) Charles Rhea (1853-1890), who 
married Emma Sarah R-obertson, and had one chil'd: Hattie 
Mabel Rhea (1883-), (who married aaiide BenneM. Chil- 
dren: Rhea Worth and Sarah Bess); (9) James Campbell 
Rhea (1855-1912), v\tho married Lottie Jane Ross, and had 
chil<(}ren: (a) George Sehorn Rhea (1882-), (married twice: 
First, Alma Petty; Second, Emma Jones. Ohild'ren by first 
wife : James Olarence, Oh'ades William and George Himier. 
By second wife, one child, EldHdge) ; (b) WiUiam Rock- 
hoM Rhea II (1887-), ((married Blva Blalack. Children: 
Roger Jackson, Rita Aline and Elizabeih Uoyd) ; (c) 
Charles Lyon Rhea (1889-), (married WiJlie Kate Blalack). 

(> Frances Rhea (1808-1854), married Montgomery 
Ii*vin, and hadi children: (1) Elizabeth* I rvin; (2) WiHiam 
Rhea Irvin (1875-), who married Josephine Eariey, and had 
children: James and Mary; (3) Maggie Irvin (1844-), who 
married Oapt. George W. Allen, and had ohild'ren: Annie 
Mairj% Cora, Willie V. aiudi Llillie, (4) Mary R. Irvin (1840-), 
who married William Abram Rhea, (sonof John Rhea and 
Elizabeth (Rhea) Rhea). Ohild'ren under William Abram 
Rhea; (5) Sarah Irvin (1849-), 'wiho married Samaiel Wood 
Rhea, (son of John Nancy Rhea and Mary (Rockhold) 
Rhea). Children undier Safnuel Wood Rhea. 

7 John Rhea (1811-1862), married (1840) Bliza'beth 
Rhea, (daughter of M'atflhew Rhea V and Mary (Looney) 
Rhea), and had children: (1) Mary Elizabeih Rhea, never 
married; (2) William Abram Rhea (1844-1869), married 
twice: Fir^t, Mary R. Irwin; Second Louise Edmondson. 
Children by first wife: (a^ Elizabeth Rhea (1870-), (mar- 


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ried Thomas Delany Gabb. Ohild-pe'n: Mollie Rhea and De- 
la ney.) ; (b) Al'lieRiiea; (c) Fannie Rhea (1874-), (married 
Sajmwl Taylor. Ohildren: Matthew Edttnund (1899-), Riiea 
Venable, Mary Louise, Lois, Jennie and Samuel Ghunn) ; 
(di) Harriet Rhea (1876-), (married Arthur P. Winfrey. 
Children: Mattie Sweeney, Elizabeth, John Allen, Mont- 
gomery- Rhea, Arthur Peter, Harriet and William Rhea) ; 
(e) John Montgo(meirj%Rhea; (f) WiilHani Rhea; (g) Jennie 
Edmondson Rhea (1883-), (married' Rev. Her- 
man A. Butts^; (3) Matthew Robert Rhea (1846-1902), 
married Addie Tucker, and had childiren: (a) Thomas 
Tucker Rhea (1871-), (married Sue Mae Thomson); (b) 
John WiHiam Rhea; (c) Lula May Rhea (1876-1912), (mar- 
ried Dr. George M. Shaw\ One child, Lucy Adelaide) ; (d) 
Edward Frances Rhea (1878-), (-married Adele Herbert. One 
child, Frances Adele) ; (4) Janies Samuel Rhea (1849- 
1898), married' Fannie Trotter, and had children: (a) Ben- 
jamin Edward Rhea; (b) Matthew Rhea; (c) James Wilson 
Rhea (1883-), (married Mary Lou Gross. Ohildren: Frances 
Elizabeth, Marion Overton, Sarah BelO, Jaimes Saimuel and 
William Gross) ; (d) John Edanondson Rttiea, (married 
Fannie Watkins. Ghild'ren: Adldie Frances and Thomas 
\\*{iitkins) ; (e) Sarah Bell Rhea, (married Sidney A. 
Baynes) ; (f) \\'ilHam Abraham Rhea; (g) Hudson Gary 
Rhea; (h) Mar>' Elizabeth Rhea; (i) Robert Henry Rhea; 
(5) Margaret Ellen Rhea, never married; (6) Sarah Frances 
Rhea (1853-), (marrit^d Henry Harrison Leuis, and had 
children: (a) Bessie May Ijewis (1876-), (married Thomas 
A. Jayroe. Ohildren: Th«mas A. Jayroe II, Frances L., 
Henry Lewis, Jack G., Robert Rhea, Frank G., and Henry 
l^vvis) ; (b) John Hampden Lewis (1878-), (married Lu'la 
May Morris. Ghildren: Faimie Lou, William H. and Bes- 
sie); (c) Maggie Lou Lewis (1881-), (married Arthur 
Fleming. Ghi'ldren: \\'. Arthur, D. Henr>% Gilly M. and 
M. Frances) ; (d) James Rhea I^f^wis (1883-), (married Rosa 
Revi(»re. Ghildren: James Rhea Lewis II, Oarolea, Jchn 
Montgomery and Henry H.) ; (e) Wiltshire M. Lewis (1885-), 
(married Margaret Maclin. Ghildren: Robert Spencer and 
Henry Harrison) ; (f) GiOy M. Lewis; (g) Matthew H. 
Lewis (1891-), (married Mrs. Louise Haj^es Moorer) ; (h) 
Gilly G. LeA\Tis; (7) John Rufus W>Ws Rhea (1855-1917), 
imiTried twice: First, Tillie Lockett; Second, Eleanor 
Lockett, (sister of Tillie Lockett). Ghildren by first wife: 
(a) John Lockett Rhea; (b) Frank Lee Rhea (1886-), (mar- 
ried Mary Teall. Children : John, Patricia, and^ twins — 


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Gerald and Geraldine) ; (c) Walter H. Rhea; (d) Oscar P. 
R'he-a; (e) Lizzie Sue Rhea (1894-), (married Egbert Smilk. 
One child: Egbert Franklin) ; (f) Annie Rhea (1897-) ; (*J 
Walter Rhea; (9) Lucinda Harriet Rhea. 


V JoseiA Rhea II (1762-1825) , «on of Rev. Joseph Rhi^ 
and Elizabeth (Mcllwaine) Rhea. H^ marriedi (1789) al 
Abingdon, Virginia, Frances Breden (1764-1850). ''Josepk 
Rhea and wife, Frances, reared their family in a hous# 
w%ich he erected, in 1800, on Back Greek, Sullivan Goiinly, 
tliree-foairtihs of a mile from where his father located oa 
Beaver Greek. Most of the building was of logs, ceiled insd»» 
and' weather-boarded outside. At this time (1915) the house 
is in fine condition". ( (extract from letter of William Lyn« 
Rhea). Joseph Rhea II had c!hiidren: 

1 Elizabeth Rhea, 

2 Margaret RJiea, 

3 Jo^hn Rhea, died in infancy, 

4 Samuel Rhea, 

5 Ellen Rhea, 

• 6 Fannie Rhea, 

7 Nancy Rhea, 

8 Robert J. Rhea. 

9 Sarah Rhea. 

1 Elizabelh Rhea (1789-1853), married twice: FirsL 
(1812) Audley Andierson, (brother of Isaac Anderson wii# 
married her sister, Margaret) ; Second', Nicholas Fain. 
CXiildren by first husband: (1) Fannie Rhea Andersou 
(1812-1850), who married 1830) William King McAlister. 
and had children: (a) John Audley McAiister, (diefl 
young); (b) Harry Hill McAlister (1833-1893), (married 
Maggie Shapard. Children: Frances Rhea McAlster (1806-., 
who married Morgan William Brown IV, and had' cshildren: 
Morgan William Brown VII (1894-), w?io married' Minni** 
Bell, and had children : Morgan Williaim Brown III, diec 
in infancy, and Morgan William Brawn IX; Marjorie Mc^ 
Alister Brown (1895-), who married John Marshall Ewing. 
and had one child, John Marshall Ewing II; Harry Hill 
McAlister II (1864-), who married Maude Davidson, and 
had children: Maud McAllister (1888-), who married 

twice: First, Freinklin; Second, Ebbert; 

Harry Hill McAliste«r III (1890-) ; Mar-gery McAlister (1892-). 
who married Mark W. Libbart^ and^>had dhildren: Mark W- 
Libbert I and Margery; Iro Burns McAlister, wlio married 


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: ' ■ ' Cox; James Aiken McAlister II (1868-), who maN 

red twice: First, M. R. — ; Second, Elizabeth Fry. B^ 

ftpst wife he had one child, James Aiken McAlister III; 
Rachael Garter McAlister (-1911), who married Robert Lee 
Durch, and had chilidlren: Robert Lee Buroh II and Hili 
McAlister BuTdh) ; (c) Margaret E. McAlister (-.1919), 
(married James Erwin. CShildTen: James Erwin II; Wil- 
liam McAlister Erwin, (1857-), who married Annie May 
Jolly; atiarles Bosley Erwin (1859-) ; Joseph Gibson Erwin 
(1861-), who married Clara Davidson, and had children: 
Jk>seph Gibson Eirwin II, Robert Davidson Erwin and James 
Erwin III; (d) Elizabeth Anderson McAlister (-1919), (mar- 
ried Robert Bidd!e. Children: Eliza McAlister Biddle 
(1875-), who m*arpied J. Wtoiteford Rnssell; William Kink 
Biddle (1876-), who married Netta Russell, and had one 
child, Mary Elizabeth) ; (e) Frances Aiken McAlisler 
(1840-] (married John F. Wheless. Children: John Whe- 
lesis (-1891) and Percy Wheless ; (f) Sarah Lucky McAlister, 
(died young) ; (g) James Aiken McAlister; (h) Marion Mc- 
Alister (-1890), (married' William Summerfield Savme. 
Children: William G. Sawrie (-1906), who married Mamie 
Bang; Frances McAlister Sawrie, who married' J. Eaton 
Webb, and had children: Marion (1894-) and Frances 
(1899)'; Margaret Sawrie, who Tnarried) John T. Henderson, 
and had children: Marion McAlister He^nderson (1894-), 
who married Edwin Craig, and had children: Maron Hen- 
derson Craig, and Margaret Craig; Margaret Henderson, 
(1896-), who married William T. Hutoheson, and had one 
child, William T. Hiiteheson II; Ideela Sawrie, who mar- 
ried Sheffield Olark, and had children : Margaret McAlister 
and Sheflield Clark II; Henry Sperry Sawrie, who married 
Florence Johnson, and had one child, Florence; Herbert 
Sawrie, who married Bessie Beach, and had children : Bes- 
sie Beach and ICarnest William) ; (i) Sstmuel McAlister; (j) 
William K. McAlister II (1850-), (married Laura Brown 
Dortch. Atitomey at law. Served on the bench of the Su- 
preme Coiirt of Tennessee. Rceiver for the Tennessee Gon- 
tral Railroad Company. He had children : Medora Mc- 
Alister (1873-), who married George F. Blackie, and had 
one child, Williaim McAlister Blackie; Harry Hail McAlister 
(1875-), who married Looaise Jackson, daughter of Judge 
Harold E. Jackson, and had children: Mary Jackson, 
Loaiise Jackson, and Laura; Samuel Dyisart McAlister 
(1868-), who married Evelyn Krumbhaar) ; (k) Florence ^ 
McAMster; (1) John Walter McAlister; (m) Laidy Louisa 


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DeSaulles McAIisler (1850-), (married Lewis Randolph 
Donelson. (see Donaldson family). Children: Lewis Ran- 
dolph Donelson II (1881-), Elsie Donelson (1883-), Jennio 
Donelson and Andrew Jackson Donelson) ; (2) Rebecca 
Anderson (1814-1863), who married William B. Gammon, 
(brother of Abram Gammon who married her sister, Nancy 
An'dterson), and had children: (a) George Gajumon, (mar- 
ried Barsheba Rutledge. Children : Robert and Rebecca) ; 
(b) Audley Andei^son Gammon (1834-1905), (married Mary 
John Farris. Children: William Farris Gammon (I860-), 
who marrii»«d twice: Kiisl, Miiini<' Hicks; Second, Ida I>^e 
Baumgardner) ; Eliza l{pbecca (lanrmon; Samuel Rhea 
Gammon (18()5-), married Iwice: First, Willie Brown 
Huimpihreys ; Secand, (Hara Genm^t Moore. "He is the 
Honored Rev. Samuel Rhea (ianmion of Lavras, Brazil, one 
of th<e highly esteemed missionaries of the Southern Pres- 
byterian "(Jhurcih"; N.uinie SjjiMict* Gaimmon(l 867-), married 
Charles Edward Gaininoii; Minu'io Ganmiou (1869), married 
Dr. Charles K. Kernau); (c) Nancy Gammon; («dl) Sallie J. 
Gammon; (e) Elizabeth Gaixmion; (f) William I). Gammon, 
^married Aurelia Shi(»lds, daugfhter of Judge J. K. Shields) ; 
(g) Frances Gammon, (iiiarrii>d Robert Allen) ; ((h) Abrani 
Looney GanKmon; (i) Martha Ellen Gammon, (married' 
twice: First, Richard McGhee; Second, John W. Spence) ; 
(3) Eliza Rhea And(»i*son (1816-1892), who married Gen. 
Richard Gammon Fain (stepbrother), and had children: 
(a) Hiram Fain (1834-1869), (married Betiie Lyons. Ohil- 
dren: Mattie Matildia Fain, \\iio married Joseph Sevier 
Vance, an-d had children: James Foster Vance, Charles 
Rulledge Vance (1885-), wiio married Lula Burt Warrick, 
and had chldreii: Ethel and Joseph LaFayette; Elizabeth 
Lyons Vance (1887-), who married William S. Pierce and 
had one child, William Vance Pierce; Samuel Fain Vance 
(1893-); David' Lyon Fain (1865-); Sanniel Kemp Fain; 
Annie Hiram Fain) ; (b) ElizalM^th Fain; (c) Sarah G. Fain 
(1838-1912), (married Oolonel Samuel N. Fain, a distant 
relative. Children: Samuel, Sallii\ Eliza Amelia, Mattie, 
Frances, Bessie, John and Li<la) ; (d) Nicholas Fain (18i0- 
1899), (mairied Annie Kingsbury. Child^ren: Mary, 
Richard and Ga^herine^ ; (e^ Samuel Audley Fain; (f) 
Isaac Anderson Fain (1844-1917), (married Mattie Jones. 
Ohildren: Lillie Bell, who mairied John Bonnett, and had 
o-ne diaughter; Richard, Jessie and Olive); (g) iG. Powell 
(1846-1914), married Sallip E. Fain. Ohidren: William 
Rhea, Robert Rogan, Samuel. Nt^lie Foster, and twins — 

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Richard and Hiram Rathbone and Julia) ; (h) Frances Fain 
(1848-1914), (married Amos Lee Smith. Children: Richard 
Fain and Lee Jackson); (i) John Fain; (j) Richard' Gam- 
mon Fain II (1851-), (married Julia Brace. One child: 

Leonhard Brace Fain (1885-), who married , and 

had one child, iMary Helen) ; (k) Nancy Anderson Fain 
(1854-1876); (1) Ellen Rhea Fain; (m) Eliza Ruth Fain; 
(4) Nancy Anderson (1818-), who marriedi Abraham Gaini- 
inon. Elizabeth Rhea by her second husband, Nicholas 
Fain, had children: (5) Hiram Fain, who married Bettie 
Lyons and had two children: Ernest, Lucia, Molly and 
Sallie; (6) lizzie Fain, who married^ Rutled'ge Powell, and 

had a son who married and had a daughter who 

married Walter Lyons. 

2 Ma-rgaret Rhea (1791-1883), married (1816) Col. Isaac 
Campbell Andierson ('brother of Audley Anderson ^\''ho mar- 
ried lier sister, Elizabeth)*. "This family was born and 
reared in a house in Sco«tt County, Virginia, which was 
formerly used as a block house and fort againis<l the Indians. 
It was bouglit by Joseph Anderson, father of Isaac Ander- 
son'' (Seldon Nelson, Knoxville Sentinel, 1908). Margaret 
Rhea had children: (1) Rebecca Maxwell Anderson (1818- 
1893) , who married; Joseph Newland, and had children : (a) 
Martha Newland (1836-1911), (married' William A. Dooley. 
children, Currell; Ruth; Charles; James Isaac 
Andes, and had childre«n: J. Earnest (1890-), Mary Lynn 
(1891-)) and George Andes (1894-) ; Rebecca "^Doolev 
(1862-1916), who married J. Wright Hoss, and' had chil- 
dren: Margaret, J. Wright Hoss II, Stanton M. and Dooley; 
Joseph March Dooley (1864-1906), who married Bell 
Thoma, and had children : Maude, Who married Leb Hard- 
ing, Martin and Joseph Do-oley II; Nellie Dooley (1872-), 
who married John R. Snow, and had children: Nellie 
Martha and Joseph); (b) Martha Jane Newland (1838- 
1914), (married Oharles Robertson Vance. ChildrfMi: James 
Isaac Vance (1862-), w'ixo married Mary Currell, and had 
children Currell; Currell; Ruth; Oharles; James Isaac 
Vance II. James Isaac Vance is a minister of the Presby- 
terian OhuTih. Hp is pastor of Grace Church at Nashville, 
Tenn(»ssee; Joseph Anderson Vance (1864-), who married 
Mary Forman, and' had children : Dorothj', Mary and 
Joseph Anderson II. J()se])h Anderson Vance is a prominent 
evangelist of the Pn^sbyterian Church; Charles Robertson 
\ance II; Margaret Jane Vance; Rebecca Malinda Vance 
(1874-), who married Charles L. Hendriek, and had chil- 


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dren: Margfare* and Mary); (c) Eli^ Barbara Newlanrf 
(1840-1912), (marriedi William Powell Duff. Children: 
Joseph Newland Duff (1869-), who married Nettie Delila 
Young, and had children: Lelia RJiea (1891-), who mar- 
ried Glifford E. Maze; William Vastine (1893-), who maT* 
ried Blanch Irene Hunt; Ralph Tyler (1900-) ; Carrie Anita; 
Powell Rhea Duff (1870-), who married May Richmond 
Yo*uny, an'd had children: Edith Viola, Rebecca Elizabeth 
and Paul Eugene; James Emmett Duff (1872-1911), who. 
m«arried twice: First, Mary Ellen Asten; Second, Virginia 
Rush. Children by the first wife: Vera Eugenia (1896-) 
and Robert William (1897-); By the second wife: James^ 
Emmett Duff II, Guy Rush, Cecil Harold and Joseph David- 
son; William Port si Duff (1875-), who married Cora Wood^ 
and had chil'dlren : William Wood, James Fred, Robert Rhea 
and Mary Lyde; Robert Cecil Duff (1877-), who married 
Martha Thompkins, and had children: Barbara and Ghar- 
lolle Mace; Rebecca Elizabeth Duff; Guy Duff (1880-), who- 
married Stella Sh-epherd, and had children: Willis Powell 
and Lucile; Mace Duff (1883-), who married Dr. William S. 
Gray, (uid had children: Joseph William and Robert 
Ocil) ; (d) Isaac Anderson Niwland (1842-), (married 
twice: First, Martha Lewis; Second, Nannie Vance. Chil- 
dren by first wife: Joseph Henry Newland (1867-), who 
married Nannie Elizabet^h Hensley, and had children: 
Ernest W-olsev (minister of Presbyterian Church), Joseph 
Mitchell (1893-), Matlie Anderson (1894-), Clarence Frances. 
(1897-), James Lacy (1899-), Charles Logan, William 
Isaac, Annie Lee and Kate; Hug^h Mitchell Newland (1870-),. 
who married three times: First, Lynn Stewart; Second, 
Nastings Perry; Third, Laura Carter Sandidge. Children by 
first wife: Emmett (1893-), Joseph Andierson (1895-), 
Maxie Jayne (1896-), who married Joseph Dorton Cox,. 
Samuel Rhea (1898-), Hugh Lynn, Vernon Rcss. Mabel An- 
geline and Robert Rh^a. By second wife one child, William 
Perry. By Ihird wife one child, James Dobyns; Mamie 
Newland (1874-), wh^ married . W. Houser; Qarey Newland 
(1876-), who married J. A. Jayne, and had one child,, 
Sarah Francis; Maxwell Newland (1889-)) ; (e) Ellen An- 
derson Newland (1^44-), (married James P. DoggeU. 
Minister of Presbyterian Church. Children: Lida Beatrioe- 
Doggetl (1873-) who -narried Nicholas Peter Ernest. Chil- 
dren under Nicholas Peter Earnest; Rebecca Hall Doggelt 
(1875-); Fan Lin Doggelt (1877-), who married Walter- 
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Robert Daggett and Martha Beatrice; Joseph Newlad Dog- 
^tt (1879-), who married Cora Leftwioh; Margaret Eleanor 
Doggett (1885-), who married Samuel Rhea Earnest, brother 
of Nicholas Peter Earnest. (Children under Samuel Rhea 
Earnest)); (f) Joseph MHchell Newland (1847-), (married 
Judith Lesley. Ohild'^n: ) Rebecca Newland (1876-), who 
married Rev. R. H. Taylor, and had children: Joseph 
Harold, Mary Newland, Ruth Lesley and Hubert Vance; 
Allie Newland; Lesley Newland; Joseph Newlfimd) ; (g) 
Fannie Anderson N^nvland (1849-), (married Elkanah 
Dulaney Pence. Ob'Mren: Martha Ellen (1886-) and 
Joseph James (i8?S-)); (h) Samuel Anderson Newland 
(4852-), (married Helen Brown. Children : Margaret Re- 
becca Newland (IPS?-), who married Albert Pendleton 
Henderson, and ha^ one child, Albert Pendleton Henderson 
II; Joseph Newlapd (1888-); Mary Eleanor Newland 
(1890-) ; Stella Rb'^a Newland (1892-) ; Vance Newland 
(1896-) ; Helen Brown Newland (1899-) ; Nathan Newland 
(1902-)); (i) Ro-bert Rhea Newland (I860-), (married 
Elizabeth Wolford. Children: Lyndsay Wolford Newland, 
M. D. (1887-), who married Agatha Gregg; Lydia Rebecca 
Newland; Grace Newland (1892-) ; Lois Salome Newland 
(1897-)); (2) Joseph Rhea Anderson (1819-1888), who 
married Malinda Williams King. Joseph Rhea Anderson 
was a banker and merchant of Bristol, Tennessee, in fact 
Ihe founder of Bristol. He had children: (a) James King 
Anderson; (b) "^arah Ann Anders<)n; (c) John Oampbell 
Anderson (1850-1913), (married twice: First, Annie Ander- 
son; Second, Fanniie Williamson. Ghildnen by first wife: 
Audley King (1878-), Joseph Rhea, Alice Melindia, Florence 
Alexander and John Campbell. By second wife: Margaret 
Williamson, John Campbell, Thomas Panrish and Robert 
Banks); (d) Mnrgarel Micajah Anderson (1857-), (married 
John Henderson Oald'well. CShildren: Margaret Melinda 
Caldwell; John Henderson Caldwell II (1882-), who mar- 
ried Genevieve Rice, and had children : Margaret Rice and 
Genevieve; Joseph Anderson Cteildwell (1884-). who mar- 
ried Isabella Hawley, and had children: Joseph Anderson 
and John Henderson; George Aiken CaldHvell (1887-), who 
married Harriet Parish ; Walter McFarland Caldwell ; Mable 
Caldwell (1893-); Almedia Brooks CaldKwll (189'6-)); (e) 
Isaac Samuel Andersn (1854-), a minister of the Presby- 
lerian Ohmrch, (married GUie Gibson. One child: Nancy 
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oiu» (ihild,, John Frank Kincaid II); (f) Joseph King An- 
dnpson; (3) /ohn Anderson; (4) Aud'ley Anderson (1822- 
1894), marri'^d twice: First Cornelia Alexander; Second, 
Mrs. Jane Preston Vance, nei^ Rhea, his cousin. Children by 
fii^sl \\'ife: (/*) Annie Anderson, (married Jo'hn Campbell 
Anderscm, son of Joseph Rhea Anderson and Melinda 
(King) Anderson. Children under John Campbell Ander- 
son); (b) Alice Anderson, (married Rev. A. S. Newman); 
(c) John P. Anderson, a minrster of the Presbyterian 
Church, (married Roxie McGoslan) ; (d) Audley S. Ander- 
son; (e) Alexander Anderson (1856-), (married Elizabeth 
Rhea, daug'hler of Theoderic Rland Rhea and Frances 
ElizabiMh (Rhea) Rhea. One child: Audley Rhea Aridierson 
(1881-), who married Bertha Eleanor Short, and had one 
child, Audlej^ Rhea Anderson II); (f) Campbell Andereon; 
(5) Dr. Samuel Anderson; (6) Fannie Anderson (1824- 
1874), married James Hughes, and had c'hildren: (a) 
James HugOies II; (b) Margaret Hughes (-1893), (married 
John Mongle. One child, Josepihine) ; (c) Mollie Hughes 
(married Thomas Mongle, a brother of John Mongl<\ 
Children: Margaret and Fannie Rhea) ; (7^ Eliza Anderson 
(182()-1890K who married David Carr, and had children: 
(a) Aaron H. Carr, (married Mrs. Angle Dodd. Child!ren: 
Edilh, Laura and David) ; (b) Margaret R. Carr, (married 
twice: First, William Rock'hold Rhea, (son of William R. 
Rhea and Mary Ann Mosley (Rockhold) Rhea), no issue. 
Second', John Mitchell Fain,^ (son of Jo»hn H. Fain and 
Fannie Anderson (Rhea) FainK Children under John 
Mitchell Fain) ; (c) James W. Oarr (-1886), married Woodie 
Johnson. (Children: James and Alda) ; (d) William Carr; 

(e) Jose[)h (]arr; (f) Jennie Carr, (married Baldwin, 

and had children: William Lusbrooke and Margaret Rhea) ; 
(g) Lucky Carr; (8) Sarah Anderson (1827-1906), married 
Henry S. Kane, and had children: (a) Margaret Kane 
(1856-^ (married' James M. Barker. Children: Lucile 
(1880-), Sara'h (1885-), James M. Barker II (1888-), Henrv 
Neville (1892-), and Margaret Kane (1894-)); (b) Hannah 
Kane; (c) Henry S. Kane II (1860-^, (married Francis A. 
Koiner. Children: Henry S. Kane III (1885-); Patrick Lee 
Kane (1887-); Letcher Kane (1888-), who married Pearl 
letter; Estelle Kane (1893-) ; Elisha Kent Kane (1895-), who 
married FaiIu MacGaven; Jane Kane (1897-); Katherine 
Kane (1899-) ; Julian Kane (1815-) ) ;(d)I. Patrick Kane; (e) 
Robert Rhea Kane (1868-1901), (married Josephine Ed- 
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Kane (1895-) and- Sarah Kane (1898-)); (9) Gapoline An- 
derson; (10) Mary Anderson (1830-1877), who married 
Jesse R. Earnest, and had children: (a) Mattde Earnest, 
(married Ge-orge F. Robertson. Children: Paul D. Earn^^st, 
Lynn, Jesse, Robert, Carl William and George Oliphant) ; 
(b) Williajni A. Earnest, (married Florence Donelly. Ohil- 
dlren: Jesse, Robert, Carl King, Joseph, William, Qharles 
and' Sainuel Rhea) ; (c) Isaac Earnest, (married Minnie Mirl. 
One dhild, Charles); (d) Waller R. Earnest; (11) Isaac 
Camptx>ll Anderson (1832-), who married Nannie Stewart; 
(12) Jant^ Anderson (1833-), wtio married William Stewart, 
and had one cMld, Linn Stewart, who married Hugh 
Mitchell Newland, (son of Isaac Anderson Newland and 
Martha (Lewis) Newland). Children -under Hugh Mitchell 

4 Samuel Rhea (1795-1863), married twice: First, 
(1826) Ann M. Rutledge (daughter of Gen. John Rutledge) ; 
Second, (1832) Martha Lynn (1810-^1878). Child by ttrsl 
wife: (1) Samuel Audley Rhea (1827-1865), wjio married 
twico: First, Martha Ann Harris. No issue; Second, (1859) 
Sarah Jane Foster. Samuel Audley Rhea w'us a minister of 
the Presbyterian Church, and a missionary to Persia wht^re 
he died, and was buried at Mount Seir. (A Tennesseean in 
Persia, by Marsh). He had children: (a) Robert LeightoQ 
Rhea; (b) Ann! ? Dwight Rhea (1861-), (married Sanmel G. 
Wilson, a missionary to Persia. Childre^n: Samuel Rhea, 
Mary Agurs, Rose Dulless, Esther, Andrew, Annie Rhea 
and Robert Leigh t on ) ; (c) Foster Audley Rhea; (d) Sophia 
Perkins Rhea (-1907), (married Rev* William Dullni'ss. 
Children : Mabel Rutledige. Dorothy, Editb, Foster Rhea and 
W'inslow) ; Samuel Rhea by his second wife had children: 
(2) John Lynn Rhea (1832-1910), never marrie^d. He and 
his broMier, William Lynn Rhea, engaged in the meri^anlile 
business in Knoxville, Tennessee, in which they prospered 
and were noted for fheir honesty and integrity. Aftf^r the 
death of John, in 1910, William sold out the business and 
retired. They with their sister Ellen had a home in Knox- 
ville, where they were members of the Presbyterian Ghui ch 
and were active in ^llhe religious life of the city. John and 
William devoted' a great deal of time and study to collecting 
a history of l(he Rhea family, and have the most complete 
record of it's members and early history in existence at 11 is 
time (1921); (3) Fannie Anderson Rhea (1834-1903), Mho 
married John H. Fain, and had childTen: (a) Samoiel Rhea 
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Dosser. Ghild'pen: Fannie Rlhea, Margaret Cowan, Mary 
Nell and Robert N. EVosser II; (c) Jo>hn Mitoihell Fain, 
(married twice: First, Laura Gertni<te Worley; Second, 
Margaret R. Garr, wido\^ of William Rookhold Rhea. 
Qhildren by first wife: Worley Jajnes Rhea, Martha Ellen 
and John Mit'chell Fain II); (d) Jaan^s Rhea Fain, (mar- 
ried Lillian Mae Linkhoart. On^ child, Margery Oowan 
Fain); (e) Mary Lynn Fain (-1894), (married Samuel D. 
Stuart. One child, Samuel); (4) Mary Martha Rhea (1830- 
1894), who married Benjamin Franklin Earnest, and had 
children: (a) Samuel Rhea Earnest (1869-), (married Mar- 
garel Eleajior Doggett, (sister of Lida Doggett who married 
his brother Nicholas Peter Earnest). One child, Eleanor 
Elizabelh); (b) Nicholas Peter Earnest (1871-), (married 
Lida Doggett. OMldren: Marj^ Eleanor, James Doggett, 
Joseph Rhea, Benjamin Foster, Charles Edw^ard and Kath- 
erne Louise) ; (c) Eleanor Lyim Earnest, (never married) ; 
(5) Joseph Brainerd Rhea (1838-1902), who married Ellen 
While Sheffey (daughter of Jud'ge James While Sheflfey 
and Ellen Fairman (Preston) Sheffey), and had children: 
(a) James White ShefTey Rhea (1869-1918), never married. 
(Was a prominent educator) ; (b) Eleanor Lynn Rhea 
(1871-), married twice: First, Williaim H. Adams; Second, 
Sturn W. Garson, no issue. Child^ren bv first husband: 
Caiaries Linwood (1896-) and Brainerd Rhea (1898-) ; (c) 
Margaret Preston Rhea (1886-) (married Henr\' Boyd Stan- 
ley, Children: Ellen Sheffey, Pauline Huir and Henry 
Boyd Stanley II); (d) Virginia Sheffey Rhea, (died in 
infancy); (6) James Alexander Rhea (1840-1871), no 
issue; (8) Robert Morrison Rhea (1842-1903). who married 
Bella W. Cowan, (daughter of James Oowan and Lucinda 
(Dickinson) Cowan), and had children: (a) Mamie Rhea, 
(died young) ; (b) Gharies McClung Rhea (-1903) ; (c) 
Lucy Foster Rhea; (d) Martha Lynn Rhea, (married 
Favette VanDeveiuter. Children: Christopher, RoImm-I Rhea, 
Latitia and Isabella); (8) Margaret Elizabeth Rhea (1848-^, 
wiio married Rev. Perez D. Cowan, (brother of Bella Cowan 
who married her brother, Robert Morrison Rhea), and had 
children: (a) Margaret McClung Cowan, (died j'oung'i ; (b) 
Eleanor Rhea Cowan, (married Allen Davies) ; (c) James 
Dickerson Oowan, (married Elsie Bailey. One child, James 
Dickinson Cowan II); (9) Eliza Eleanor Rhea (1844-1914), 
never married; (10) William Lynn Rhea (1846-), never 
married; (11) Charles Stodd-ard Rhea, died in infancy. 
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B. Andepson and had children: (1) William R. Anderson 
(1821), who married Louise Sttiilih, and had children: (a) 
BetKe Anderson; (b) William S. Anderson, (married Ella 
Spurgeon. Ghild«*en: George, Joseph, Rihea and Paul) ; (c) 
Edward B. Anderson, (married Fannie Waskey. Children: 
Claroncp, Lynn and Glenn); (d) Ellen Anderson; (e) Mar- 
garet Anderson; (f) Robert Anderson; (g) Ollie Anderson; 
(h) Jt)seph And-erson; (i) Mary Anderson; (2) Joseph Ander- 
son (1824-); (3) Audley Anderson (1826-), who married 
Margaret Rhea, (daughter of Major Rhea and Jane (Scott) 
Rhoa), and had children: Joseph and Robert; (4) Fannie 
AndiTson; (5) Margaret E. Anderson (1832-); (6) Robert 
R, Anderson (1834-), \Aiio married Winnie Boy, and chil- 
dten: (a^ Amanda B. Anderson, (married Joseph Neal. 
Children: Kate and Rhea) ; (b) Alexander Anderson, (mar- 
ried Mary Smith. Ohildren: Hal and Ethel) ; (c) Ellen An- 
derson; (di Samuel R. Anderson, (married Me'lissa Blevins. 
Cfcildren: Samuel, Sallie and Robert); (e) James Ander- 
son: (f) Fannie May Anderson; (g) Frank B. Anderson; 
(7) Sanniel R. Anderson, (a twin of Robert R. Anderson 
born 1834) ; (8) Sarah Andierson. 

6 Fannie Rhea (1799-1850), mamed (1825) Jonathan 
Daehman, and had children: (1) Joseph R. Bacihman; (2) 
Ann Peoples Ifeiehnnan (1827-1901), who married three 
trnies: First Joshua Phipps; Second, Rev G. Waterbury; 

Third. Lyons. By her first husband she had one 

€hiM: Joshiia McKinney Phipps (1853-), who married 
Mary McKinney, and had c'hildren: (a) Annie Phipps 
(1884-^ ('married Snannel Lee King. Ohildren: Samul Lee 
King 11. J. Phipps, John G. and Charles Logan); (b) 
Charles McKinney Phipps (1877-), (married Arinie Sevier 
Morrison, (ihildren: Mary McKinney, and Margeret Se- 
vier); (c) Kenneth Logan Phipps; (d') James Gaines 
Phipps (188I-), (mairied Mabel Sevier Morrison. Children: 
Keiuu'th Logan and Jnmes Gaines Phipps II) ; (e) Mary 
Wiipj)s: (f) Joshua McKinney Phipps II; (g) Fannie Phipps 
(1880-), (married Arthur S.'Cosler. One child: Arthur S. 
4Visleri; (3) Frances Baohman; (4) Elizabeth Bachman: 
(5) Nathan Bachman (1832-1914), an eminent evangelist of 
ihe PiTshylerian Ghinx^h, who married Sarah Jane Cun- 
ningham, and had one child': Sarah Jane Bachman, who 
married John Charles Moore, and had children: John 
Charles Moore II, Nathan, I^wrence and Robert; (6) 
Sanuiel Rhea Bachman; (7) Mary Jane Bachman; (8) 
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luiuister of the First Pr(»sl)yti'iNui 'Qhui*ch at Chattanuog-a, 
Teimi^ssee. since 1873, and is lovingly ri»ferred to as ''The 
Bishop of Ohattanooga". He married Evalina Dulaney, and 
had children: (a) Frances Taylor Badiman, (married 
William L. Magill) ; (b^ Mary Bachman (-1897), (married 
Oharles 0. Andeii>on. Children: John Waverly Andei'son 
(1890-), wtvo married Dorothy Morgan, and had' one child: 
Dorothy Dulaney Anderson; \\'i]]uun Dnhiney Anderson 
(1892-); Mary Margaixjt Andt^^rson (18U5-), who married 
Charles Shelby Cofley and has two children ) ; (c) Annie 
Rhea Bachman, (married Rev. Charles R. Hydt*. One child: 
John Bachman Hyd(» (1890-). wlio married W'illia Foster 
and has one child. Rose); (d) AMlliam Badhman; (e) 
Margaret Walker Bachman (-1899), (married Jajiies L. 
ilsddwell) ; (f) NalJian Lynn Bac'hnmn, (married Pearl 
Duke. One diilfl, MarWia 13ulan(»y BacTinian. Nafl^mn ijf^tuk 
Bachman is an attorncy-at-law and is a nwrniber of the 
Supreme Cmirt of Te^nnesset*) ; (g) Evalina Dulaney Bach- 
man, (married Charles Edward Buek) ; (h and i) Alfred 
Jackson and RobiTt Rlhi»a Bachman, (twins) ; (j) Carrie 
VanDyke Bachman; (9) John Lynn Badmum (1842-1918). 
A minister of the Presbyterian (Hiurch; founder and Pres- 
ident of Svveelwaiter College, at Sweetwater, Tennessee. He 
maiTied Fannie Rogan, and fhad (Children: (a) James Rogaa 
Bachman (1874-), (married Elizabeth Eubanks) ; (b) 
Annie Lynn Bachman (1876-), (married Dr. William A. 
McGlain. Children: Williani A. McClahi II, Fannie, Lynn 
and Annie); (c^ Byres Bachman; (d) Bessie Bachman 
(1881-), (maITit^d James R. Patton. One child, James H.^; 
(e) John W. Bachman; (f) Lillie IMl Bachjnan (1886-), 
(married James M. Harris. Children: James M. Harris H, 
and Fannie) ; (g) Fannie Rhea Bachman; (10) Robert 
Lucky Bachman (1844-), (married May Ro^e. Children: 
Robert, Elsie, who married Fred Clymer and has one child, 
Rose, and Kirk). 

7 Nancy Rhea (1801-1839), nmrried John Lynn, 
(brother of Martha Lynn who married Samuel Rhea). She 
had children: (1) Frances Ljiin; (2) Martha Lynn (1827- 
1887), who married John Lampson, and had children: (a) 
William Royal Lampson (I860-) ; (married Amanda Hop- 
kins Parker); (b) John Lynn Lampson; (c) Nannie Rliea 
Lampson; (d) Eleanor W. Lampson (1864-), (married 
Elbridge James Baxter. CSiildren: Martha (1894-) and 
Eleanor Lynn (1897-)); (3) Ellen Lynn; (4) John Lvnn: 
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(married Dr. Joseph Walker. Chilcln'n: (a^ Fannie Rugan 
Walker, (married Earnest Powell. Children : Hugh, Ella, 
and Sallie) ; (b) Hugo Kelso Walker, (A minister 'of fche 
Presbyterian Ohureh. Married Lizzie Moore. Ohildren: 
William Moore, Hugh \Mles, Allie Rhea who married F. E. 
Prior, Elizabeth, Mary Linn, Ruth, Joseph, Margaret Eleanor 
and Jennie)'; (c) James Rhea Lynn Walker (A minister of 
the Presbyterian Ohurch. Married twice: First, Venable 

Holt; Second, Mrs. . Ih' first wife he had one 

child: Catherine); (d) Thomas Frances Walker; (e) 
Joseph Rogers Walker; (f) Jonnie Walker; (7) James Lynn 
(1837-), who married Sallie Rogan, and had children: (a) 
Samuel Edward Lynn; (b) Carrie Lynn; (c) Rev Jo!m 
Lynn; (d) Fleming LjTin; (e) Mary Lynn; (f) Nannie 
Lynn; (g) Perry Lynn; (8) Samuel Alexander Lynn 
(1839-), who mamedi Ophelia Rogan, and had children: 
William, James, Annie Bell, John Rogan and Adah. 

8 Robert P. Rhea (1803-1881), mamed Sarah J. Pres- 
ton and had childl'en: (1) Jane Pivston Rhea; (2) Frances 
Elizabelh Rhea (1832-1870), who married Theoderic Bland 
Rhea (son of VIII James Rhea and Elizabeth (Snapp) Rhea. 
Ghildiren undj-r Theodoric Bland Rhea) ; (3) Joseph Rhea 
III (1830-1909;. who married Eliza Ann Earhart, and had 
children: (a) Robert Ear<hart Rhea (1869-) (married Mar- 
garet Rebecca Rhea, daughter of Robert Bruc<* Rhea and 
Sarah (S(»lls) Rhea, and had chiildren: Eleanor and twins 
Ma'Tgaret, and Heh^n Bruce) ; (b) Alexander Preston Rhea 
(1871-); (c) Joseph Anderson Rhea (1873-^; (d^ Lady 
Sara'h Rhea (1874-): (e) Margaret Davis Rhea (1876- •', 
(married Ohester Bullard. Childlren: Willie Margaret and 
Joe Rhea); (f) John Rhea (1878-) ; (4) Ma-rgaret Preston 
Rhe^ (1835-1913), who married John Taylor Eai^hart, and 
had childirc^n: (a) George Jackson Earhart; (b) (Charles 
Balfour Eerhort (1864-), (mamed Elta Emma Powell. 
(Thildren: John Powell Ear*hart, who married Viola San- 
d<»rs, and had one child, Oharles Sanders; Samuel Pierce 
Earhart (1887-), who married Eveleen B. Mauk, and had 
children: Margaret Gathleen and Etta Elizabevth; Robert 
Rhea Eafhad; Ohairles Balfour Earhart II; Margaret 
Earhart (1893-) ; Violet Etta Earhart (1898-); Nellie Roller 
Eartiart; Ralph Preston Earhart.) ; (c) Robert Rhea Earhart; 
(d) Sarah Ella Earhart (1866-), (married William Edgar 
Carter. Children: Joseph, Hubert and Oarrie) ; (e) Joseph 
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dren : John Sidney, Mary Lillian and Phillip Boy) • (f ) 
M-argapet Jane Eawiart (1872-), (married Thomas J Fam. 
Children : William, Ruih, Thomas J. Fain II, Florence and 
Margaret Preslon) ; (g) John Henry Earhart (1874-), (mar- 
ried Frances Susan Fleenor. Children: Claren Wade, 
Hazel RMa, Charles Henrj-, William Hurman and twin 
Martha Evalin, and John Howard) ; (5) Robert James Rhea, 

9 Sarah Rhea (18(X)-1862), married (1831) Judge Sekh 
J. W. Lucky, and hadi children: (1) Frances A. Lucky; (2^ 
Saraih Jane Lucky (1834-1884), who married William 
Kirkpatrick Moore, and had children : (a) .\llie Rihea Moore 
(1859); (b) Lizzie Moyers Moore (1861-), (married Hugh 
Kelso Walker. Children: William M-oore (1885-), Hugh 
Kelso (1887-), married Fanjnie Carpenrter, Allie Rhea (1891-) 
married Ford Prior, Elizabeth Sterling (1893-), Mary Lynn 
(1895-), Jane Smith (1897-), Ruth Rankin (1 899-), Joseph R. 
and Margaret Eleanor); (c) John Lucky Moore (1866- 
1897); (d) Rhea MofTett Moore (1870-1895); (e) Nell Wil- 
liams Moore (1873-); (f) WiWiaan Kirkpatrick Moore II 
(1876-) ; (3) Ellen Lucky (1836-), who married Jesse Ham- 
ilton Gaait, and had dhildren: (a) Samh Lucky Gaut (1868- 
1902), (married James G. DeArmond. Children: Cornelius 
H^imillon and' Margaret Eleanor) ; (b) John Watson Lucky; 
(c) Jesse Rhea Lucky; (d) Agnes Moore Lucky (1875-) 
(marri Hi Hugh Montgomery Kn»ox. Childiren: Agnes Moore 
and Thonms JefTers(m) ; (e) LueHa FJrwia Moore (1875-), 
(married Thomas Oscar Marshall. Children: Orlando Gaut 
and Agnes Lucky); (f) Cornelius Lucky (1877-), (marriid 
Willa Cl(»velaiicl. Oih* child, (>)rnplius Lucky II); (4) 
Sophia Lucky; (5) Joseph Lucky; (6) Cornelius Eugenia 
Lucky (1841-., who married Julia Sims. One c»hild: Mary 
utio married H. J. Kelso, M. I).; (7) Martha McAlisler 
Lucky (1S43-), Who married John E. Williams. Children: 
(a) Ednumd Lucky Williams; (b) Annie E. Williams, 
(m^irried 1). O. Mi(an»dler'> ; (c) Oorneliais L. Williams, 
married (Jcorgin HurgeUe) ; (d) Bessie Williams, (married 
William Dempster. One child, Elizabeth Ann) ; (e) Agnes 
Willinms; (8) Agnt^ Mitchell Lucky (1845-1903), who jnar- 
ried Dr. Joseph R. Walker, and had children : Cornelius L., 
Sf»th L., Margaret Kelso, Jesse G., Mary Gaines married 
George Websler, and Bell Moore; (9) EliaabeHh Dysart 
Lucky (1847-), who married George W. Hamilton, and had 
irtilldren: Jenni<^ Mf>ore, Bessie, Seth, George W., Cornelius, 
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VI Elizabeth Rhea (1767-1821), daughter of Rev. 
Joseph Rhea and Elizabeth (Mcllwaine) Rhea, married 
Major Robert Rhea (1784-1841). Major Robert Rhea and 
Elizabeth Rhea were born in Ireland, the former, presuma- 
bly near St. Johnstone, the latter at Fahan, near London- 
derry. He came to America, with his parents, in 1785, she, 
with her parents, in 1769. They were married and lived 
until their deaths in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She had 

1 Sarah Rhea, 

2 Joseph R. Rhea, 

3 John Rhea, 

4 Elizabeth M. Rhea. 

1 Sarah Rhea (-1849), married (1826) George Wood- 
son Gaines, (Notable Sooithem Families, Vol. I), and had 
children: (1) John Rhea Gaines (1827-1911), Who married 
three times: First, Sarah Rice; Second, Elizabeth Blair; 
Third, Harriet Amanda Craig. Until the lasit three years of 
his life John Rhea Gaines^ lived on his farm in Monroe 
(bounty. Tennessee. He was distinguished for slerling honor 
and loj-alty. By his first wife he had children : (a) Franoes 
Henry Gaines (1852-), a minister of the Presbyterian 
Ohuroh and' President of Agnes Scott Institute, v^-^hich he 
established. (He married Mary Louise Lewis. One child: 
Lewis McFarland Gaines, M. I). (1878-), who married Ethel 
Alexander, and had children: Mary Eloise, Alexander 
Pendleton and Virginia Ethel) ; (b) William Strother 
Gaines, M. D. (1854-), (married Laura Brown. Children: 
Sue Brown Gaines (1878-), who married Edward F. Betz, 
and had children: Dorothy and Willi^am Edward; Sallie 
Rioe Gaines (1880-), who married' Reese B. Brown; Mable 
Josepfhine Gaines; Haittie Pendleton Gaines (1884-), who 
married Thomas W. Secrest, and had one ehild», William 
Gaines; Minnie Laaira Gaines (1887-), who married Howard 
Shubert; William Rhea Gaines (1891-); Frank P. Gaines 
(1892-)). John Rhea Gaines had children by his second 
wife: (c) Mary Gaines (1861-1902), (married William L. 
Magill. Ohildiren: Bessie Wilson (1885-), Sadie Gaines 
(1886-), Edward Alexander (1890-), and William L. Magill 
II (1899-)). John Rhea Gaines had children by his third 
wife: (d) Annie Rhea Gaines (1880-), (married Charles 
Leonidas Clark. Children: James William, John Craig, 
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(1883-), (married Frank Knox Hutcheson. Children: John 
Gainf^s, Frank Hutcheson II, Susan Craig and Charles 
Strother) ; (f) Frances Louisa Games (1888-), (married 
Jack Oolton Gates. Children : Jack Cotton II and Catherine 
Craig); (2) Robert J. Gaines (1829-1890), who married 
Sarah Cook, and had children: George W. Gaines, M. D. 
Jofhn A. GaJines, M. D., and AUie Gaines; (3) William 
Gaines (1834-1854); (4) August Pendleton Gaines (1831- 
1902) , who married Dorcas Henderson. They lived on their 
farm near Sweetw^aler, Tennessee, and were nofted for their 
hospitality. He had children : (a) MoUie Gaines; (b) Sadie 
Gaines; (c) Carrie Gaines (1862-), (married Hugh Mack 
Willson. Children: James Gaines (1893-), Dorcas Hender- 
son (1895-), Mintie N. (1897-) and Sadie Gaines (1899-:); 
(5) Elizabeth McCuin Gaines (1837-1873), who married^ 
Frank Bogarft, M. D. (1827-1887), and had chidren: 
(a) Waller Gaines Dogart^ M. D. (1858-), (married Lorella 
J. Magill. \\'alter Gaines Bogart was a professor in "hal- 
tanooga Medical College and owns Highland Sanifarrim, 
which he established, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He had 
children: Elizabeth Gaim»s Bogart (1886-), who married 
Tolcolt Crosby Olney; Frank Magill Bogart (1888-), who 
married Pauline Staufter) ; (b) Thomas C. Bogart: (c) John 
Newton Bogart; (d) Anna Bogart; (e) Frank Bogart II; 

(f) William Moore Bogart. M. \K (1867-), (married Keturah 
Monit'gomery Thompson. He so'rved on the Chattanooga 
Local Draft BoardI during the World War. He had children : 
Franklin Blevins Bogart, M. D. (1894-), who married Alice 
Harloff; Martha Josephine Bogart (1898) ; Anna Mary Bo- 
gart (1901-)); (6) Sarah Gaines (1849-1901), who married 
John W. Johnston (1871-1915^, (married Pearl Snapp. 
Children: Ellen Elizabeth and Caifford Snapp); (c) Ella 
Johnston; (d) Annie Johnston (1874), married Frank C. 
McKenzi<\ Children : John I^e, Harry Gaines, Frank 
Blair, William" Yancy, Sarah Louise, MaVy-Ella, Margar(»t 
Elvira and Donald Penland) : (e) John Johnson (1876-), 
married Julia Forkner. Children: James Rhea, Bessie 
Lee, Mary Melvina and Lula Frances) ; (f) Robert Johnston; 

(g) Walter Johnston; (h) Mary Johns^ton. 

2 Joseph R. Rhea, married (1830) Bmaline M. Alexan- 
der. They lived in Loudon County, Tennessee, until 1855, 
When they moved to Collin County, Texas, where they 
prospered in business. They built mills which gave the 
name, Rhea's Mills, to the town in which they lived. He 
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Alexan<ier Rhea (1833-1906), Who married twice: First, 
Ella Foote; Secoiwi, Mrs. Florence Parkins, no issue. Chil- 
dren by first wife: (a) Jean Foot (1872-), (married Clifton 
E)merson. Children: Ella Emerson (1895-), who married 
Robert Fitzhugh Newsome, and had one child, Robert 
Fitzhugh Newsome II; James Frederick Emerson; Clifton 
Alexander Emerson) ; (b) William Alexander Rhea II, M. 

D. (1874-), (married' Mtiry Hewidon. Children: Lawrence 
Herndon (1897-), and Alexander Poote (1899-)); (c) Law- 
rence Joseph Rhea, M. D. (1878-) ; (d) Mary Elliott Rhea 
(1880-), (married' Lewis Lindemuth) ; (e) John Edwin Rhea 
(1883-), (married Ida Dowell. Children: John Edwin Rhea 
II and Mar>' Ida); (3) John W. Rhea (1835-1862) married 
Veronica Slaughter Mayes and had children: (a) Joseph 

E. Rhea (1858-1917), (married Florence Bass); (b) John 
W.Rhea II (1861-), (married Winfield Ledbetier. Children: 
Olivia, John W. Rhea III. Veronica and Winfield) ; (4) 
James C. Rhea (1837-), wno married Mary A. Gossett, and 
had children: (a) Lula May Rhea; (b) William Joseph 
Rhea (1877-), (married Elizabeth Groves. One child, Wil- 
liam Joseph Rhea II) ; (c) Hattie Emona Rhea; (d) John 
Alexander Rhea; {o) Robert Lee Rhea, M. D. (1882-), (mar- 
ried Margaret Buckholz.' One child, Robert Lee Rhea II); 
(f) Jaimes Long Rhea; (5) Mary Elizabeth Rhea (1840- 
1913), who married William Miller, and had children: (a) 
Rhea Miller (1874-), (married May McKanjey. Children: 
Truman, Willam Frederick and Sarah Elizabeth] ; (b) 
Mary Emma Miller; (c) Joseph W. Miller; (d) Stella Ella 
Miller; (e) Lnla Alexander Miller (1882-), (mflo^ried J. Fred 
Smith. Children : Rhea Marsh and J. Fred Smith II. 

3 John Rhea (1810-1863), married- (1839) Elizabeth 
Dodson. John Rhea was born in Sullivan Comity, Tennes- 
see, moved ^to Roane, later Loudbn, County, Tennesse. He 
had children: (1) Alexander Dodson Rhea (1841-1017), who 
married Mary Frances Hatchett, and had "children: (a) 
John Rhea; (b) Sam Rhea; (c) Robert Rhea (1865-), (mar- 
ried Maude Love. One child. John Love Rhea (1881-) (d) 
Adaline Rhea (1866-1909), ((married Lee E. Burgess. Ohil- 
dren: Addie Lee Burgess (1891-), who married Joseph A. 
Rudnick; Rhea Burgess (1897-)) ; (e) Joseph Rhea (1871-), 
(married Anna B. Peeples. One chilcf, Frances Ann 
(1906); (f) Elizabeth Rhea; (g) Louise Rhea (1877- 
1911), (married Lilian Lester Davis) ; (h) Frances Rodgers 
Rhea (1879-), (married Mrs. Annie Wright Maxey) ; (i) 
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Mary Alice and Helen Louise) ; (j) Alexander Dodson Rhe* 
II (1885-), (married Annie L. Boesc/h. Children: Elizabetfi 
and Alexao'd'er Doddon Rhea III;) (2) Sarah Elizabeth Rhea 
(1843-1893), who married Samuel Andrew Rodgers (see 
Donaldson Family), -and had children: (a) Alict^ Rodgers; 
(b) Galifornia Elimbeth Rodgers (1869-), (married' Joseph 
Marion Greer. One child; Rhea Rodgers Greer (1890-). who 
married Guy Lyeon Hammitt; (c) Adaline MahaJa Rodgere, 
(married John JohmstMi Blair) ; (dl) Sanituel Rhea Rodg- 
ers; (e) Mary Belle Rodgers, Married Jasper Porter Slephen- 
son) ; (f ) Annie Eliza Rodigers, (married Ulrich Ita HI. 
One child, Uldch Ita IV) ; (g) Arthur Rodgers (1879-), 
(married Dean Stuart Penland. Children: Arthur Rodgers 
II, James Penland, Saanuel Awdrew Rodgers II and Jasper 
Rhea Rodgers); (h) John Rlhea Rodgers (1885-), (married 
George Steele Dewey. Ohildren. Elizabeth Rhea, George 
Steele Dewey II, Mary Alice, Samuel R-odgers and Charlt^> 

4 Elizabeth M. Rtiea (1807-1853), married (1831) Jo- 
seph Anderson, and had children: (1) Roix^rt Anderson 
(1832-1895), who married Emily Huff, and had children: 
(a) Elizabeth Anderson; (b) Adah Anderson; {c) Rhea 
Huff Anderson; (d) Emily Jane Anderson; (1871-). (mar- 
ried Oscar Everett Mahonev. Ohildren: Rob^u^t Rhea 
(1894-), Martha Emily (1896- )\ and Oscar Everett M«honev 
II (1899-); (2) Sarah G. Anderson: (3) Isabella J. Ander- 
son; (4) Elizabeth M. Anderson (1840-1881), who mairieil 
James Huff, and had c?hildr<Mi : (a) Elizabeth K. Huff 
(1868-), (married Dr. Jump); (b) William E. Huff (1872-). 
(married Lucy Gallaher. Children: James Gallaher (1898-) 
and Hugh McCroskey (1901-)); (c) James Anderson Huff 
(1875-), (married Mabel Wilson. Children: James Ander- 
son Huff II, F. Elizabeth, Woods Wilson, Mabel Claire. 
Margaret Ann and Isabel Rhea) ; (d') Mamie Huff (1877-), 
married Jfwnes C. Miller; (6) Samuel Anderson (1845- 
Huff); (5) John A. Anderson, (1842-1868), Who married 
Isabella Hotchkiss, and 'had one child: Lou Addie, who 
married James C Mller; (6) Samuel Anderson (184Sr 
1900), who married Margaret Huff, and had childi^n: (a) 
Emma Anderson (1868-), (married Samuel 0. Henly. 
Ohildren: Margaret, Janie, Lena Reese, Marshall Franldin, 
Prances Adaline and Maude Teressa) ; (b) Joseph Marshall 
Anderson; (8) Rachel A. Anderson (1848-1911), who mar- 
ried J. Ebb Growder, and had ohiklren: (a) John A^ 
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John Eldridge); Growder) ; ElizabeCh Jame Crcm-der 
(1871-), (married William H. Boggs. Children: Annis 
Irene (1891-) and Lloyd Watson (1897-)); (c) Addle 
Amelia Oowder; (d) Mag«gie Sue Orawder (1877-1901), 
((mairried' A. B. Smith. Children : Robeirt Rea^ian (1898-) 
and Raymond Oowder (1901-)) ; (e) Samuel Rhea Growder 
(1879-), (married DoroShy Shaw. Ghild^^n: Dopoithy Helen, 
Winfield Rhea, Joe Anderson and Rachel Elizabeth); (f) 
Willie Anettte Growder (1882-), (married Charles Kirby. 
Children: Hugh Herbert, Paul Jennings, Clarence Birch- 
field and Oliver Jay) ; (g) Racliel Adah Growder; (h) Nellie 
Hugh Growder; (9) Amanda Anderson (1851-1907), wh)o 
married John Taylor Lowery, and' had children : (a) Mary 
Emma Lowery (1872-), (married Edgasr Evans); (b) Hugh 
Fain Lowery (1874-), married^ Laura Bell Click); (c) 
Elizabeth Lowery (1876-) ; (d) Ella Lowery; (e) Maggie 
Lowery (1883-) ; (f) Rhea Evans Lowery (1889-); (g) 
Robert Lowery (1895-). 


VII Sanauel Rhea (1769-1843), son of Rev. Joseph Rhea 
and Elizabeth (Mcllwaine) Rhea, was bom and died in 
America. He married Nancy Bredfen (-1856), sister of 
Elizabeth and Frances Breden who married' his brothers, 
William and Joseph Rhea. He had children : 

1 John Nancy Rhea, 

2 Fannie B. Rhea, 
8 Margaret Rhea, 

4 Joseph S. Rhea, 

5 Jane Rhea, 

6 Ellen Rhea, 

7 Elizabeth Rhea. 

1 John Nancy Rhea (-1876), married Ruth M. Rock- 
hold (-1872), (a sister of Mary. Rocfchold who married 
William Rhea), and had children: (1) Elizabeth Crawford 
Rhea, who married Samuel Patton Spurgeon, and had 
children: (a) Alice Ann Spurgeon, (married William Henry 
Fain. Children : Rachel, Thomas, Margaret E., Lilla Linn, 
Catrrie Rullh who married S. T. Moser, and Samuel Patton 
Spurgeon) ; (b) Olivia James Spurgeon; (2) Saimuel Wood 
Rhea (1841-), who married Sarah Irvin Odtoghter of 
Montgomery Irvin and Frances (Rhea) Irvin), and had 
children: (a) John Irvin Rhea (1869-), (married Retta 
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Sarah Harriet, and Tam Rye) ; (b) Fannie Ruth Rhea 
(1870-), (married John J. Hicks. On« ohiM, Vehna E.) ; 
(c) Myrabel Rhea (1872-), (anarried Daniel A. Witcher. 
Ohildren : Mary Irvin, James Rhea ami John 
Daniel); (d) Jennie Dysart Rhea (1874-), (nmrried James 
I. A. Hughes. Children: Jaanes Rhea, Samuel Dysarl and 
Allen Camp-bell) ; (e) Map>' Margaret Rhea (1877-), (ni«i^ 
ried Charles L. Goaper. Children : Perry Carson, Sallie 
Lavine, Oarl Lee and Aridline) ; (f) Sarah Alice Rhea(1880-) ; 
(g) Elizabeth Bredon Rhea (1883-), (married Henrj' A. 
Glover); (h) Flavia Convi^rsp Rhea (1885- n ('married J. 
Monroe Broyles. Children: Sallie Kate, Nannie Bess, Lillian 
Ruth and Irvin Le-uis) ; (i) Samuel Wood Rhea II (1889-), 
(married twice: First, Minola Lindenwood; Second, Mar- 
caret HaiT. Children by second wife: Glena Leota and 
Kenneth D.) (3) John M. Rhea, a minisiter of the Pres-by- 
terian Church, married Elizabefh Smith, and had ohildren: 
Carrie, May, Cora Leo, John W'., William Phmvmer, Joseph 
C, Maggie, Pearl and John L.;(4)Harrie»t Rh<^, \Vht) married 
Rev. L. M. Gartwright, and had children: Rhea, Laura, 
Joseph W., Fannie, Robert, Lizzie and Bettie; (5) Mary Rhea 
who married W. R. Smith, and had chiMtHm: Mar>' (-1891) 
and Lydia; (6) Joseph Rhea (-1906), who (married Addie 
Smith, and had ohildren: Elizabeth, John, Ezra and Mary; 
(7) Maggie Rhea (-1906), who married W. R. Hull, and had 
childl^en: JK>hn H. and Minnie L. 

3 Margaret Rhea, married Wen'dlell Shurm, and had 
children: (1) Nancy Strum, who married Fulton Hall; (2) 

Fannie Strum, who married CartwTi^ht; (3) Kate 

Stnum, who married Sainiuel Hall. 

4 Joseph S. Rhea, D. D. S., married Saraphina S. Wil- 
liams, and had children: (1) Nannie A. Rhea; {'2) Archie 
W. Rhea, M. D., who mairried Mar>' Smith, and had chil- 
dren: (aj Lucia Rhea, (married Charles Mims. Children: 
Myrtle, Mad'ge, Carl, Myra, Mary, Edward and Drew) ; (b) 
Archie W, Rhea II, (married Mary Smith) ; (3) Rhoda J. 
Rhea, who married Capt. John Pitn^e, and had children: 
Nbla, John, Efhel, Rhea. Henry and Rhoda; (4) Saimuel W. 
Rhea, D. D. S., (1850-), who' married Ella D. Garter and 
bad ohiMmi : Joseph Carter, James Wendell and Janie. 

5 Jane Rhea, married John F. Preston (son of Rev. Rhea 
Preston), and haidl children: (1) Nannie Preston (-1906), 
who mamed John C. Summers, and had childivn: John 
Fairman P. who Tiiarried Mary KldcT, land had chil'diren: 
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Pinfcney who imarri'ed' George T. Miltohell; Nannie A. 
Fannie Rhea; Sunshine Andrew; Von MoHke and John 
Carlisle; (2) Robert J.Preslon, M. D., (-1906) who married 
Martha Sheffey, and had children: Eleanor Pairinan, and 
Riobert J. Preston II; (3) Sarah Ellen Preston, who married 
David Flournoy Bailey, and^had children: Jane Rhea, Jnlia 
Flournoy, Nannie Louise, Martha Preston, Robert P. and 
Daniel Ella; (4) James Brainerd Preston, who married 
Halfttie B. Tinsley, and 'had one chlid, Seaton Tinsley; (5) 
Satouel R. Preston, who married Ida Suiphen, and had 
children: Jtahn F)airman, Samoiel Rliee, Mary Florence, 
James Brainerd, Robert James and Ida Sxitphen; (6) Jennii* 
FaiTman Preston who married Thomas James Newman. 

6 Ellen Rhea, married Washington Montgomery, and 
haid) one child, Nannie who married Jones. 

7 Elizabeth Rhea (-1876), married Thomas Crawford, 
and had children : John R. Orawford, M. D., who married 
Maipy Bachman; Seraphine Crawford, who married Rev. 
Williajm Crawford; Joseph R. iOawftxrd, who married Cor- 
nelia Rogan; Samuel H. Orawford, who married Fannie 
Bachtoan ; Nannie Crawford, who married James I>arr 


VIII James Rhea (1774-1885), son of Rev. Joseph Rhea 
and Elizabeth (Mcllwaine) Rhea, married' (1815) Elizabeth 
Snapp, (1833-1857), who marriw Rev. Alexander Blair, (2) 

1 Margaret Rihea, 

2 John Quintas Rhea, 

3 James Rhea II, 

4 Elizabeth Rhea, 

5 Frances Rhea, 

6 Samuel Rhea, 

8 TheodJeric Bland Rhea. 

1 Margaret Rhea (1815-1898), married (1832) John 
Pemberton Snapp, and had children: (1) Elizabeth Rhea 
Snapp, (183311857), who married Rev. Alexander Blair, (2) 
Florence Diana Smapp (1835-1908), v/ho married Paul Wil- 
liams, and had child'ren: Fredwick Williams; Rebecca V. 

Williams who married McNigthJt; Elsie Williams; 

Florence Williams whb married Peak; Elizabeth 

Wilhams; (3) Vivolune M. Snapp (1839-), who married 

twice: First, Rev. Alexander Adams Blair; Second, 

Brazelton. She had a daugther who married B. A. Williams; 
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WeiwieH Daniels Snapp, and 'ha)cJ children: (a) Abram 
Lawpen'ce Snapp (1870-), (inarried Flora G. Martin. Chil- 
dren: Tennie, John Wendell, Hawkins Sevier, Elmer E., 
and Elizabelih Rachel) ;(b)John Pemiberton Snapp 11(1872-), 
(married Julia Adiah Shields. Children: Lecta Pemberton 
and Ivan Shields); (c) Hawkins Wendell Snapp (1874-), 
(married Laiura Bayle) ; (d^Rhea Mcllwaine Snapp (1880-;, 
(married I>ora Rowe. Children: Onell Rhea, Letter Wise- 
man, Alta Juneifrta and Janeva Florena) ; (5) John Ray- 
mond Snapp; (6) Tulen Velosso Snapp (1846-), (married 
Isaac Earnest) ; (7) Cicero DeFores'l! Snapp. 

2 John: Quintas Rhea (1818-1883), married twice 
First, (1843) Cynthia Williams; Second, Cornelia Cath- 
erine Williams, sister of first wife. Children by first wife : 

(1) Margaret Francis Rhea; (2) William Fort Rhea; (3) 

James Rhea; (4) John Rhea. Wiho married , and had 

children: Joseph and Ivy; (5) Elizabeth Rhea. By second 
wife he badl one child: (6) Annie Copeland Rhea, wtio 
married Tbomas Humes Williams II, and had children: 
Gopeland Rhea and Thomas Humes Williaans III. 

3 James Rhea II (1820-1891), married (1847) Louisa 
Smith, and had children: (1) Wright Smith Rlhea (1848- 
1917), w^ho married Jennie Rice, and had children: Walter 
Preston, GroverC, Wright Smith Rhea II and Alexander; 

(2) James Rhea III (1850-1917), who married 
Cochran, and had chiMren: Willa (1890-) and Elizabeth 
(1899-); (3) Alexander Smith Rhea (1852-), who marriid 
Sallie Virginia Harris; (4) Bryant Whitfield Rhea (1854.), 
who married Sadie Roseberry, and had children : Raymond, 
Ruby, Wilber and Lesley; (5) Priscilla Ada Rhea (185G- 
1920), who married Dr. J. G. Ivey; (6) Florence Rhea 
(1859-1893), who married: John C. Locke, and had children: 
Charles L. and David Rhea; (7) David M. Rhea (1870-;., 
Who majrried Margaret Haston, and had one child, Flora; 
(8) Robert Lee Rhea (1872-1909); (9) Thomas B. Rhea 
(1873), wiho married May Leigg, and had one child, 
Robert L. 

5 Prances Rhea (1826-1888), married James T. Preston, 
son of John Preston and Margaret Brown (Preston) Pres- 
ton. Children under James T. Preston. 

H Samuel Rtiea (1829-1902), married (1857) Lucy J. 
Williams (sister of Cynthia and' Cornelia Williams), and 
had children: (i) James Gopeland Rhea (1862-1889), who 
married Anna Louisa Owens, and had one child, James 
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married Dora Welsh, and' hiadl one child, Frances; (3) 
TTiomas Humes Rhea, w4io married Mrs. Latham, and had 
ane child, Thoanas Humes II; (4) Mary Lucy Rhea, who 
married Jacob W. Denny, and haidi children : Lucy who 
married Charles Worley, Maxie wtho married Wilbur Han- 
ner, and Mary who married' Scott Patlon. (These sisters 
had a triple wedding) ; (5) Annie Elizabeth Rhea, who 
married William T. Enser; (6) Kate Rhea, wh<o married 
John H. Anderson, and had children: George Rhea and 
Lucy; (7) Hal Henry Rhea: (8) Fannie Mcllwaine Rhea. 

7 Theodora Bland Rhea (1833-1868) married (1856) 
Frances Elizabeth Rhea (daughter of Raberl P. Rhea and 
Sarah G. (Preston) Rhea, and had children: (1) Elizabeth 
Dysart Rhea (1857-), who married Alexander Anderson 
(son of Audley Anderson and Cornelia (Alexander) Ander- 
son), and had one child: Audley Rhea Anderson II; (2) 
Robert Preston Rhea (1859-), who married Nannie Bell 
Gillespie, and had children: Joseph Earfhart Rhea (1882-), 
who married Jeannebte McNabb; Frank Bland Rlhea (1884-), 
who married Nell Hill, and had one child, Sara Carolyn; 
Lillian Burts (1889-); Robert Preston Rhea II (1894-); (3) 
James Theoderic Rhea (I860-), who married Caroline Lea 
Riggs and had dhildren: Clarence Ward (1890-), Williaan 
Edwin (1894-), and James Theoderic Rhea II (1902-) ; (4) 
Sarah Gilleland Rhea (1862-), who married Frank Milton 
Adams, and had children: Frank Milton Adams II, (1888), 
who married Jessie Lee French; Leta Rhea Adams (1894-) ; 
Yancey Dailey Adams (1899-); (5) Fannie Rhea 

As a family the Rheas have followed principally the pur- 
suits of ministers, lawyerr, dbolore, farmers and merchants. 
There were several of the family who were stockholders 
and assisted in organizing Hihe Past Tennessee and Virginia 
Railroad (now the Souhern). 

Seldon Nelson, in his series of articles on the Rhea 
family says: "The descendants (of Rev Joseph Riiea) have 
occupied nearly every position in life .... The ministry 
seems to have been the chief calling in the professional 
line, but 1«here have been some merchant princes among 

tShem There have been very few poliiticians among 

the descendants, and very few who have held office" 

The family has always responded to 'the country's call 
in time of war. There were three who served in the Revo- 
lutionary War : Rev. Joseph Rhea as Chaplain, and his sons 
John and Matthew Rhea, as officers. At least four of the 


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Rhea family were in the Waj- of 1812, of two were cap- 
tured, Three served, and one died, in '*he Mexican War. 
About eighty members of the family served in the War 
Between the States, all but two being in the Confederate 
Army. Of these, two died from <iheir wounds; five wei>e 
killed in 'batile; and were made prisoners, or captured. 
Many were on staffs of officers or commanded companies, 
regiments or battalions. At least fourteen of tfhe family 
served in the Spanish-American War. One entered ifcbe 
World War, during its first year, as a surgeon with the 
Canadian Contingent. More than sixty, most of whom 
were officers, served at the front and at least one wsls killed 
and several were wounded or gassed. 

The following is partial list of those who have served : 


Revolutionary War 

Rev. Joseph Rhea. Chaplain wiflh Colonel Christain's 
Cherokee Company. 

I John Rhea, son of Rev. Joseph Rhea and Elizabeth 
(Mcllwaine) Rhea, Ensign in tihe Fifth Virginia Regiment 
of Continenltbls. Took part in the battles of King's Moun- 
tain and Brandywine. 

II Matthew Rhea, son of Rev. Joseph Rhea and Eliza- 
beth (Mcllwaine) Rhea. He served with disitinction, as 
Major, in the Fifth Virginia Regiment of 'Oontinentals and 
)took part in the 'baltftles of King's Mountain and Brandywine. 

War of 1812 

Joseph Matthew Rlhea, son of Matthew Rhea and Jane 
(Preston) Rhea. Orderly sergeant. Was in Canada as a 
private secretary to an officer. 

Robert Preston Rhea, son of Matdhew Rhea and Jane 
(Predion) Rhea. Served under General Scott. Was cap- 
lured by the British near Canadian Border and taken to 
Quebec, cast into prison, and put in irons. 

Robert Rhea, son «of William Rhea and Elizabeth 
(Lockhart) Rhea. Major in Allison's Regiment East Ten- 
nessee Militia. 

Mexican War 

Audley Anderson, son of Edward B. Anderson and 
Eleanor (Rhea) Anderson. Served under Colonel George. R. 
McClellan. Was also in War Between the States. 


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Dr. Samuel R. Anderson, son of Ctolonel Isaac Campbell 
Anderson and Margaret (Rhea) Anderson. Lieutenant in 
Shaver's Company, Oolonel MeClellaJi Gommancter. W6is in 
twx) battles. Captured many prisoners and did not lose 
a man. 

William Rhea, son of Joseph Campbell Rhea and Susan 
Rhea (Preston) Rhea. Gmdua«ted at West Poin*. Was First 
Lieutenant in United States Arany. Died of meajsles at 
Moutoivy, Mexico, while in service, andi was buried there. 

War Between the States 

Fedeml Army: 

John A. Anderson, son of Joseph Anderson and Eliza- 
l>efh (Rhea) Anderson. Served in First Tennessee Infantry. 
Died of hiardships and exposure. 

Alexander Dodson Rhea, son of Joihn Rhea and Eliza- 
beth ( Doidison) Rhea. Enlisted as a private in First Tennes- 
see Infantry. JPromoted, in turn, ^lo Lieoitenant and Captain 
in First Tennessee Infantrj^, and later, Major in Eleventh 
Tennessee Cavalry. 
Confederate Army: 

Aud'ley, Robert R., Samuel R. and William R. Anderson, 
sons of Edward B. Anderson and) Eleanor (Rhea) Anderson: 
Audley Anderson (vv^ho had previously served in the Mex- 
ican War) served in Fourth Tennessee Cavalry: Was 
wx>unded seven times in Bailie of Chattanooga (Septiember 
18(33) and d'wd of his wounds. Robert R. Anderson was in 
Company (i. Sixtieth Tennessee Cavalry. Samuel R. Ander- 
son Sieved, first, in Third Tennessee Infantry; later trans- 
ferred to Sixty-Third IVnnessee Infantry. William R. An- 
derson was an enrolling ofFicer and belonged to llhe Reserve 
Corps. ^ 

\\'illiam and Joihn Buchanan, sons of Ryburn Buchanan 
and Elizabeth (Rhea) Buchanan: William Buchanan 
servoi in Sixty-third Tennessee Infantry, and John Buch- 
anan in tlie Western Army. 

Samiuel, Jonathan Waverly, J'ohn Lynn and Robert 
Luckey Baohman, sons of Jonafchan Dachman and Fannie 
(Rhea) Bachman: Saniuel Bachiman enlisted in a Hawkins 
County, Tennessee, Company. Died of Fever oA Cumberland 
Gap in early part of the war. Jonathan Waverly Bachman 
first enliste»d to serve under General Cooke, in Virginia; later 
sei^ved as Lieutenant. Caj>tain, and 'Chaplain in Sixtieth 
Tennessee Cavalry. John Lynn Bachman served in Thirty- 
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Robert Lucky Bachbian served) in Company G. Sixteenth 
Tennessee Cavalry. 

Joseph R, and Samuel H Crawford, sons of Thomas 
Crawford and Elizabeth (Rhea) Crawford: Joseph R. 
Crawford was tihird sergeant, Company G. Nine^lieenth Ten- 
nessee Infanftry, and, later, Captain of Oompany G., Six- 
teenth Tennessee Cavalry. Samuel H. Crawford served in 
Company F., Sixty-'third Tennessee Infantry. 

Robert P. Pickle, son of Fickle and Margaret 

(Rhea) Fickle. Was First Lieutenant of Reserve Corps. 

Nicholeis, Samuel R., Isaac and Powell Fain, sons of 
General Richard Fain and Eliza (Anderson) Fain. Nicho- 
las, Sanuiel., and Isaac Fain served in Sixily-third Tennessee 
Infaiiiirv, and Powell Fain in Sixtieth Tennessee Cavalry. 

\^'iIii;lm 1). and Aibraham L. Gammon, sons of William 
Gammon and Rebecca (Anderson) Gamimon. William D. 
Giwmnon was First Lieutenant, ComjianyC, Nineteenth Ten- 
jiessH' Infantry. AbraJtiam L. Ga)mimon was in Reserve Corps 
and served in latter part of war. 

Smnuel R. Gammon, son of Gajtoin Abraham L. Gam- 
mon and Nancy (Anderson) Gammon. Captain of Haw- 
kins County Oompany, Tennessee. 

William Rhea Irvin, son of Monltgomery Irvin and 
Prances (Rlhea) Irvin. 

Cornelius E. Lucky, son of Judge Seth J. W. Lucky and 
Sarah (Rhea) Lucky. Served in Company K., Sixtieth Ten- 
nessee Infantry. 

Samiuel Alexander Lynn, son of John Lynn and Nancy 
(Rhea) Lynn. 

Harry Hill McAlister, son of Williaim King McAlister 
and Fannie Rhea (Anderson) McAlister. Conmiissary De- 
partment of Confederate States Army. 

Isaac Anderson Newlands son of Joseph Newland and 
Rel>ecca (Anderson) Newlaiid. Second Corporal, Company 
B., Fourth Tennessee Battalion. Was capltured at Wood- 

Thomas andi Jaanes T. Preston, sons of Colonel John 
Preston and Margaret Brown (Preston) Pres'ton: Thomas 
Preston was killed in Battle of Shiloh. James T. Preston 
serv^ed in Militia of Virginia. 

Robert J. Preston, son of John F. Pre^tlon and Jane 
(Rhea) Preston. Officer in a Virginia Regiment. 

John H. and James T. Rhea, sons of James B. Rhea and 
Elizabeth (Carter) Rhea: John H. Rhea First Corporal, 
Company G., Nineteenth Tennessee Infantry. Wounded at 


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Ctoickamauga (1863) and died from his wounds. James T. 
Bihea was in Tennessee Reserve Oopps. 

Matthew, John Ppes>ton and Robert Campbell Rhea, sons 
of Rober* Preston Rhea and Nancy (Davidson) Rhea. 
Ma<fhew Rhea served in Oompany F., Sixty-third Tennessee 
Infantry. John Preston Rhea was a sergeant in Reserve 

William R. and John A. Rihea, sons of William Rhea and 
Mary (Rockhold) Rhea. William R. Rhea served) in Com- 
pany G., Nineteenth Tennessee Infantry. Losit a leg at 
Battle of Resacca, Georgia. Jotin A. Rhea served in Tennes- 
see Reserve Corps. 

Sain)uel Wood Rhea, son of John Nancy Rhea and Ruth 
M. (Rockh<r»ld) Rhea. Served in Oompany F., Sixty-third 
Tennessee Infantry. 

William Abram and Matthew Rhea, sons of John Rhea 
and Elizabeth (Rhea) Rhea. William Abram RSiea served 
in the Fifth Tennessee Cavalry. Oompany H. Matthew Rhea 
served* in Company G., Fifth Tennessee Regimenl 

Walter Preston Rhea, son of Joseph Matthew Rhea and 
Catherine (Myers) Rhea, served as First Lieutenant in 
Company F., Sixty-illhird Tennessee Infantry. 

Matthew Rhea VI, Abram Rhe^a and Walter Preston 
Rhea, sons of Matthew Rhea V and Mary (Lrooney) Rhea: 
Matthew khea VI was First Lieutenant, Company A., of a 
Tennessee Regimenl Was carrying the sword which had 
belonged to bis grandfather, Maklthew Rhea IV, when cap- 
tured, at Belmont, Missouri. This he refused to siurrender 
and was killed. Abram Rhea served in Company B., Thir- 
teenth Tennessee Infantry. Walter Preston Rhea was Cap- 
tain, Fourth Tennessee Oavalry. 

James C John W. an^d William Alexander Rhea, sons 
of Joseph Rhea and Emaline M. (Alexander) Rhea. All 
were in Company D., Sixth Texas Cavalry. William A., 
Gaprtain; John W., Orderly Sergeani. All were wounded 
in BaWle of Corinth. John W. was taken prisoner and car- 
ried to a Federal Hospital wihere he died of his wounds. 

Robert Bruce Rhea, son of Matthew Rhea and Margaret 
(Breed'en) Rhea, was in Reserve Corps. 

Joseph and Robert James, son of Robert P. Rhea and 
Sarah G. (Preston) Rhea: Both served in Company G., 
Nineteenih Tennessee Infan'try. Robert James Rhea was 
wounded, in batUe, near Alllanta, Georgia, and died from 
his wooindis. 

John Lynn, Joseph Brainerd, James Alexander, Robert 


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Mowison and William Lynn Rhea, sons of Samuel and 
Martha (Lynn) Rhea: John Lynn Rhea served in Oompany 
G., Nineteenth Tennessee Cavalry. James Alexander Rlhea 
was First Lieutenant, Company G., Nineteenth Tennessee 
Infantry; laiter, Sixtieth Tennessee Regiment; was eledted 
Major and, afterwards, Lieutenant Colonel. Was wouwded 
and captured^ by Federals and recaptured by his own men. 
Robert Morrison Rhea was Orderly Sergeant in Company F, 
Sixty-third Tennessee Infantry. William Lynn Rhea was in 
Reserve Corps of Tennessee. 

James David Rhea, son of Joseph Campbell Rhea and 
•Catherine (Reynolds) Rhe«a, was CSapitain, Company G., 
Tbird Tennessee Regiment. "Captain James David Rhea 
was captured aJt Fort Donaldson, and carried prisoner to 
Caffnp Cftiase from which he escaped". (Oonfed'erale 
Ve^teran, Feb. 1914). 

John Preston Sheffey, son of Jufclge James White Shef- 
fey and Eleanor Fairman (Preston) Sbeffey, was Captain of 
a ViiNginia Company. 

James Lowry White II, Dr. William Yoiung Gonn White 
(and Preston John White, sons of James Lowry White and 
Margaret Rhea (Preston) White: James Lav^Ty White II 
was Captain of Com;pany K, Thirty-seventh Virginia In- 
fantry, in Stonewall Jackson's Brigade. Dr. William Young 
Conn White was Captain in Coanpany B, Thirty-seventh 
Infantry, Virginia. 

Spanish American 

William Buchanan II, son of William Buchanan and 
Addie (Hill) Buchanan, was Sergeant, Company I, Sixth 
U. S. Volunteers, Immunes. 

James R. Fain, son of John H. Fain and Fannie A. 
(Rhea) Fain, was Second Lieutenant of Engineers, Volun- 
teers, IJ. S. Regiment. 

Samuel Edwand Lynn, son of James Lynn and Sarah 
(Rogan) Lynn, was First Lieuftenant, Company F, Third 
Tennessee Infantry. 

Perry Lynn, son of James Lynn and Sarah (Rogan) 
Lynn, was Sergeant, CJomipany K, Third Tenn<?^see Volun- 
teers, Infantry. 

Samuel Dysart McAlister, son of Judge William K. Mc- 
Alister II and Laura Brown (Dortch) McAlister, was First 
Lieutenant, Company G, Fourth Tennessee Infantry. 

William A. Rhea son of Jchn A. Rhea and Lora (Aber- 
nathy) Rhea, served in Third Tennessee Infantry. 


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FVancis Rodgers Rhea, son of Alexainder Dodeon Rhea 
and Malltie (Hatchet) Rhea, was Ctopporal, Oompeuiv L, 
Second Texas Volunteer Infantry. While encami>ea, in 
Florida, he suffered a severe attack of typhoid fever. 

Samuel Rhea Rodgers, son of Judge Samuel Andrew 
Rodlgers and Sarah ElizaJbeth (Rhea Rodgers. Was Second 
Lieu«lienant, Company B, Fourth Tennessee Infantry. Served 
in OUiba. 



Robert Lee Burch II, son of Robert Lee Burch and 
Rachel C. (McAlister) Burch. Student in Marine Aviation 
Corps. When volunteered was under twenty years of age. 

Earnest Dooley, son of I. Earnest Dooley and Mary 
^Andes) Dooely. Lieutenant. Served overseas. 

Marshall Franklin Henly, son of Samel 0. Henly and 
(Anderson Henly. Stuidtent in SamJ). 

McDowell Lyon, son of J. B. Lyon and Lizzie (McDowell) 
Lyon. Served' as indlinuctor in Aviation. 

Robent Rhea Mahoney, son of Oscar E. Mahoney and 
Emma (Anderson) Mahoney. Studerit at Camp Sarfley, 
which was an aerial gunnery school. 

Nathan Bachman Preston, son of Samuel Rhea Preston 
and Ida (Sutphen) Preston. Clerical of Aviation Corps. 
Served Overseas. 

William Anderson, son of Charles And'erson and Mary 
(Bachman) Anderson. 

James Sumpter Anderson, son of Eki'gar Anderson and 
Beulah (Sumpter J Anderson. Was at Camp Gordon in 
hospital work ano was returned to VanderbiJl University to 
finisih his medical corse. 

Malcom Campbell, M. D., son of Dr. Edward M. Camp- 
bell and Ellen Sheffey (Whifte) Campbell. Captain. First 
served for one year on the Local Draft Board in New York 
City; later was in active .service at •Qamp Syracuse. During 
the Influenza epidemic the Government took over Crouse- 
Irving HospJtial, in Syracuse, and he was put at the heact 
of it, until transferred to Fort Ethan Allen where he was 
discharged firom service. 

Lindsley Newland, M. D., son of Robert Rhea Newland 
and Bettie (Wolford) Newland. Served overseas in Ambu- 
lance Corps, Rainbow Divison. 


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Don Preston, M. D., son of Colonel William Peters and 
Margaret (Sheffey) Peters. Served overseas. 

Jo'hn Preston IV, M. D., son of Jiames T. Preston and 
Franoes (Rhea) Preston. Was in VolunHteer Medical Service 
Corps, in Texas. 

Robert Sheffey, M. D., son Dr. Robert J. Preston and 
Maritiha (Sheffey) Preston. 

Lawrenoe Rh'ea, M. D., son of William A. Rhea and Ella 
(Foot) Rhea. Offered his services to the British Government 
at the conrnienceanent of the World Wa^r. He was afltlached 
to the McGill Medical Staff as Li'etenant, and sailed for 
France wMi the Second Oanadian Contingent, in 1915. Pen- 
ding the completion of llhe Canadian General Hospital, No. 
3, at Boulogne, he was stationed in London as purchasing 
agent for equipment, and, on its completion, b<e assumed 
charge if its pathological work. He was promoted to Major, 
in 1016. His health failing, from over work., he was sent to 
England for oomplette res^t but did not recuperate suf- 
ficiently to resume active duty and was invalided to Can- 
ada in 1918. Major Rhea received many honors while in 
England and Franoe. Hie was a member of he committee 
pppoinfed'by Mie British Government to inspect all Military 
hospitals in France. And was selected <l'o personally con- 
duct the Qaieen of England on Jher inspection of hispitals. 

Edward Randolph Sumpter, son of Edward Randolph 
Sumpter and Minnie (Wade) Sumpter. Served overseas in 
Ambulence Corps No 55. Was on the Loraine Sector, bring- 
ing wo'und«pd froim the front, when his amublance was 
blawn up and he escaped with slight wounds. 

(Xiarles Linwood Adams, son of W. H. Adams and 
Eleanor Lynn (Rhea) Adaims. 

William King Biddle son of Ro^beiib Biddle and Elizabeth 
A. (McAlisiter) Biddle. Lieutenant Oonnmander of Inspec- 
ton office U. S. Navy Yard, Boston. 

Lloyd Willifemi Boggs, son of William H. Boggs and 
Eliza Jane (Crowdier) Boggs. Machinist First Class. 

Henry Hamilton, son of George Hamilton and Bettie 
Dycart (Lucky) Hamilton. 

■ ' Edward Alexander Magill, son of William L. Magil and 
Ma^ry (Gaines) Magill. Entered Naval service I>eceanber, 
1917; was commissioned Ensign, April 1918, and sent t)o 
Annapolis for further training, from there was ordered to 
U. S. S. Sooith Dakota, a battleship doing convoy duty, 


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where he remained until tthe Armistice w^s signed. 

Rr^ainerd Adams, son of W. H. Adams and Eleanor 
(Rhea) Adiams. 

John Waverly And'erson, son of Oharles Anderson and 
Mary (BaOhman) Anbderson. Second Lieutenant in Regular 

Paul Fain An'derson, son of William S. Anderson and 
Ella (Spurgeon) Anderson. Served overseas. 

Joseph S. Baohman IL son of I>r. Joseph S. Bachman 
and Ha';*ie A. (Brewer) Bachman. Died in Camp of In- 

William Lasbrooke Baldwin, son of Baldwin and 

Jennie (Carr) Baldwin. In Engineering Oorps. 

Horen Hoge Brewer, son of John Alf Brewer and Willie 
Sue (Hoge) Breweir. Sergeant First Glass. In Quarter- 
masters Deparlmenil, at Oamp Gordlon, Georgia. 

William Phillip Brewer II, son of John Alf Brewer and 
Willie Sue (Hoge) Brewer. Served overseas. Company A, 
35©;h Infantry, Sath Division. 

James Carlock Brewer son of James King Brewer and 
Olive (Carlock) Brewer. Lieailenant. Was killed in Battle 
of Bellau Wo»ods. Received two GitaJlions for bravery. 

Morgan William Brown VII, son of Morgan \Villiam 
Brown VI, and Fannie R. (McAlister) Brown. Volunteered. 

Hill McAlister Burch, son of Robert Lee Burch and 
Rachel C. (McAlister) Burch. Was in S. A. T. C. 

John Jonett Campbell, son of Frank Campbell and 
Sallie Jonett. Medhani'cal Department. Camp Mabry. 

Clifton Carson, son of Sturm W. Carson au'd Margaret 
(Bucihanan) Carson. Sergeant Fii^t 'Class. Served in Com- 
pany E, 302 Stevedbre Infantry. 

Hfugh Brewer Cowan, son of Rev. James Chalmers 
Gowon and Margaret D. (Brewer) Oowan. Served overseas. 

Benjamin Mills Crenshaw II, son of Benjamin Mills 
Crensihaw and Mary Magadelene (White) Crenshaw. Cap- 
tain. Served in France; was wound<ed and gassedi. He re- 
mialined in the Army after the Armistice was signed. 

William Rhea Dabney, son of William Presley Dabney 
and Annie (Rhea) Dabney. Captain. 

Robert N. Dosser II, son of Robert N. Dosser and Martha 
E. (Fain) Dosser. 

Foster Rhea Dulles, son of William Dulles and Sophia 
(Rhea) Dulles. 

James DoggeDti Earnest, son of Nicholas P. Earnest and 
Lida (Doggett) Earnest. Student in 'Oamp. 


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Carl, Joseph and William Earnest, sons of William A. 
Earnest and Florence (Donnelly) Earnest. All served over- 
seas, and were in several battles. 

Joseph Gibson Erwin, son of James Brwin and Mar- 
garebta (McAlis*er) Erwin. Corporal in Balliterj^ D, H5lh 
Field Artiillery. Served overseas. 

Robert Davidson Erwin, son of James Erwin and Mar- 
ga»retts (McAlister) Erwin. Home guard; too yoking to go 
to France, was seventeen years of age. 

Robert Rogan and Richard Fain, sons of G. Powell and 
Sallie E. (Fain) Fain. 

Worley W. Fain, son of John Mitchell Fain and Ger- 
trudte (Worley) Fain. First Lieoitenant in Virginia Coast 

James Rhea Fain, son of Joihn Mitohell Fain and Ger- 
trude (Worley) Fain. Lieutenant. Was sent by the Govern- 
ment to teach in a Military School in South Carolina. 

Saimuel Rhea Gamnion, son of William F. Gammon, of 
Bristol, Tennessee. Lieutenant.. 

Joseph Dooley Hoss, son of Wright Hoss andl Rebecca 
(Dooley) Hoss. Served overseas. 

J'oihn Hyde, son of Rev. 'Charles R. Hyde and Annie Rhea 
(Bachman) Hyde. 

Samuel Lee King II, son of Samuel Lee King and Annie 
(Phipps) King. Second Lieutenant. After going ovi>rseas 
was I'oaned to Great Bribfain; was assigned' to Twenlfy-flrst 
London Rifles. Was in battle. 

Edward Calmpbell Lenoir, son of Henry Raimsey Lenoir 
and Bessie ('Campbell) Lenoir. Se^rgeanit in 105bh Trench 
Mortar Battery, a unit of the ThirtieiJi Division (Old Hicory 
Division). Served in France. His funit was sent to the 
front with another division where t^hey were used as shock 
troops when not using their Hirench mortars. Was at the 
front when the Armistice was signed; was sent into Lux- 
emburg as part of the Army of Occupation. After aiviving 
in France he was offered an opportainity of going into an 
Officers Training School bu<t preferred going to the front. 

David Rhea Locke, son of John C. Locke and Florence 
(Rhea) Locke. 

Robert Anderson Lowery, son of John Taylor Lowery 
an'dl Amanda (Anderson) Lowery. Gorpoml in BaHtery A, 
Thirty-sixth Division of 133rd Field Artillery. Served over- 
seas. While enrou'te to France his transport had a battle 
with submarines. 


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John ClMtrles Moore 11, son of John Ghajrles Moore and 
Sarah J. (Bachman) Mioore. In Radio Service. 

Nathan T. Moore, son of John Charles Moore and Sarah 
J. (Bachman) Moore. In Artillery. 

Oscar E. Mahoney II, son of Oscar E. Maihoney and Emily 
Jane (Ander&on) Mahoney. Was in S. A. T. C. 

Harry Hill McAli»ter III, son of Harry Hill McAlister II 
and Miaudie (Davi'dwn) McAlisa-er. Sergeant in Q. M. C. 
Camp Dix. 

Iro Burns McAlister son of Harry Hill McAlister II and 
Maud^ (Davidson) McAlister. Sergeant in 107th Supply 
Train. Served overseas. Was on the ill fated) Tuscania 
wh'en it went cbwn off the north coast of Ireland. 

Vance Newland, son of Samuel A. Newland and Helen 
(Brown) Newland. Served overseas. 

Joseph Jtoies Pence, son of Elkana Pence and Fanny A. 
(Newland) Pence. 

Robert White Preston, son of Dr. John Preston IV and 
Annie Lewis (While) Preston. 'Served in Quartermasters 
Deparhiif^nt, Gamp McArfchur, Texas. 

Seaton Tinsley Preston, son of J'ames B. Preston and 
Hattiie B. (Tinsley) ) Preston. Lieutenant. Served overseas. 

James Dysant Rhea, &on of James T. Rhea and Frances 
Bell (Rhea) Rhea. Captain. Served overseas in tihe Reniting, 
Requisition and Claims hramch of fthe Supply Department. 

Lawrence Herndon Rhea, €K>n of William Alexander 
Rhea II and Mary (Herndon) Rhea. Second Lieutenant in 
Coast Artillery. Was under orrfers to sail when Armistice 
was signed. 

Paul D. Rober«feon, son of Rev. George E. Robertson and 
Mattie (Earnest) Robertson. Served- overseas. 

Rayimond, Wither and Les^ley Rhiea, sons of Bryant W. 
Rh(m and Sadie (Roseberry) Rhea. 

McDonald Caimpbell Youmans, son of Lawrence W. 
Youmans and Margaret P. (Campbell) Youmans. Entered 
as private, his Second Lieutenant commission reached him 
just as the Artmistice was signed. 

Note. To William Lynn and Mary Rhea Sumpter, th^ 
compiler of this article is indebted for the early data given 
hen\ and for other generous assistance. 

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The first Sh-elby in Aanerica, said lo have come from 
Glamniopgansfhire, in Wales, wus ''Evan I>hu Shelby mar- 
ried' Catherine Davies". This couple cajme to America about 
1730 and setJQed in Prince George County (afterwards Fred- 
erick County, Maryland), near Hagerstown, in wtiat is novr 
Washington County, Maryland, had the following children: 

I Maj. Moses Shelby, born in Wales, 1718, died' Mecklen- 
burg OcKunty, North Carolina; married Isabel . 

born in Maryland, diedi alter 1780. 

II Brig.-Gen Evan Shelby, born Wales, 1720, died King's 
Meadow, December 4, 1794; marrit^d first, Letitia Cox.% 
daughter of David Coxe of Maryland, born Maryland 17^3, 
died September 6. 1777, and is buried at Oh'arlG^I.fesville, 
Virginia; marriea second, Mrs. Isabella Ellio«bt, widow of 
James Elliott, in the state of FVanklin (now Washington 
County, Tennessee). 

III Thomas Shellry, born about 1725, died Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina, eboul 1776; married . 

IV Eleanor Shelby married John Polk in North Caro- 
lina, bom Carlisle, Pennsylvania, abou* 1740, died Tennes- 

V John Shelby married Louisa Looney. 

VI Mary Sheby, bom 1734, died 1813; nmrri^^ 
Adam Alexander, born in Pennsylvania, 1728, died' 11-13- 

VII Rees Shelby. 

VIII , a daughter who married Joseph Chap- 

The Shelbys are identified wi'lh the eariy history of T*'n- 
nessee and Kentucky, and they share with the Seviei^ ani 
the 'Isbells, the honor of having the greatest number or 
representatives in the Bftltle of Kings Mountain. Thcit' 


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were seven Seviers, six Isbells and six Shelbys. By a pe*- 
culiar coincidence also, Ihe youngest soldiers in tihat 
famous BaMe were of these families: James Sevier, aged 
sixteen, Wiilliaim Isbell aged fifteen, ani David Shelby aged 


Muses Shelby, son of Evan Dim Shelby and (ktherine 
Davies Shelby, joined the Rreat tide of Southern eoiiigpation, 
and settled on Caldw^irs Qreek, in the Eastern part of Meck- 
lenburg County (now Cabarrus Co-unty) North Carolina, 
in 1760. His will is on record in Mecklenburg County. 
Some think he was married twice as he mentions in his will 
*'wife and six children". His children were: 
/ 1 Thomas Shelby, wlio marri€hd Sarah Helms, 
i 2 Mary Shelby, born 1746, died 1822, married 1768 
Oliver Wiley. 

3 Evan Shelby married Susan Polk Alexander. 

4 Moses Shelby, married . 

5 Eleanor Shelby, mairied Canithi»rs. 

4 Margaret Shelby, born 1772, died 1838; married 
Oliver Harris, born 1763, died 1833. 

7 Rachel Shelby. 

8 William Shelby. 
I 9 John Shelby. 

10 Isabella Shelby. 

11 Catherine Shelby. 

.Children of Thomas Shelby and Sarah Helms : 

The only kn(>wii child wfis Sarah Ellen Shelby, niamed 
Jjunes McLarty, born hi Mtx^klenburg County. Ner>h r;ara- 
lina, and died in Douglas County, Georgia. The only known 
child of Sarah Ellen Shelby McLaRy was Calherine Mc- 
Larty, married Charles Shelby Polk (their Shn Iby grand- 
fathers were first cousins). She was born in Mecklenburg 
County, NoiHJi Carolina, in 1S17. died in Douglas Cuu ily, 
(r'orgia, in 1905. 

Children of Evan Shelby and Susan Alexandi»r: 

The only known child was Mary Shelby, uiarried 
Thomas Polk about 1786, died about 1842. 

This couple had issuf^ : 

(1) Shelby Polk, marpicxi Winnifred Colburn. Ho 
(migrated to Tennessee in 1813 and die-d about 184-7, leaving 
is^aie: Esther; Headley; Thomas; Williaim; Shelby; Mary: 


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(2) Andrew Marshall Polk, married first to Miss Oar- 
raway, had issue: Thomas J.; James K.; married second^ 
to Lorena Autery, had issue: L. L. Polk, of Raleig-h, North 

(3) Thomas Shelby Polk, Fourth, married Samh 
Brooks. H«ui issue: William; Andrew; Marshall. The 
latter two sons were killed in the Confederate se^rvice. 

(4) Jobe Polk, died unmarried*. 

(5) Haiuvah Polk, Tuarriert first. Mr. Sides, issue : Han- 
nah; second, Adam Long, issue: Thomas; Henry; Adam 
and! several daughters. 

(6) Dicey Polk, married FVnncis Colhurn; einigraf«»(} 
to Tennessee. 

(7) Patsy Polk, married William OrittendfMi; emigrated 
to Tennessee. 

(8 Mary Polk, married Aaron Little. She died in IS02 
leaving ten chldren. 

(9) Elizabeth Polk, married Richmond McManiH. 

Descendants of Mary Shelby and Oliver Wiley 

Kvan Shelby Wiley, bom 1783, died' 1825, married 
in 1804 Mary McCaleb, (bom 1786, died 1840). He emi- 
*grated to Alabama, and was a farmer and miller near 
Ciourtland. He had a son, James McGaleb Wiley, bor;i 
(^barrus Ctounty, North Oapolina, March 12th, 1806, died 
Troy, Alabama, 1878. He married first, April l»th, 1827, 
Elizabeth Duckworth. Married second', November 15th, 
1843, Cornelia Appling. Married third, January 3nd', 1875, 
Rf^-hi^cca Govington Wales. Issue by first wife: Rhydonia 
Wii.^y, James Horatio Wiley, Thomas Walter Wiley, and 
Heiuy Clay Wiley. Henry Clay Wiley, was bom at Clay- 
ton, Alabama, on October 4tih, 1840, and resided at Troy, 
Alabama. He married first, in 1861, Henrietta Worthy. 
Issue by first wife, Henrietta Worthy Wiley, Lizzie, Rhy- 
donia Ophelia. Henry Olay Wiley married second, Ophelia 
Worthy, sist*T of his first wife, and 'had issue: Henrietta, 
Walter and Harr>\ Children of James McGaleb Wiley, 
and Cornelia Appling Wiley: (1) Ariosoto Appling Wiley, 
born at Clayton, Alabama, November 6th, 1848, died at Hot 
Springs, Virginia, June 17th, 1908, married Maltie A. Noblo 
at Montgomery, Alabama, November 6t.h, 1877, and had 
issue: Noble James Wiley of t'he Unitt^d Slates Army. (2> 
Oliver Oicero Wiley, born' at Troy, Alabama, January 30lh, 
1851, died Troy, Alabama, October 18Ui, 1917; married at 
Troy, Jame 25th, 1874, Augusta Murphy, and had issue: 


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Oliver Lee Wiley, married Mary GrahiBim McKellar. 3asaie» 
McGaJeib Wiley, married Mary Adielaide Bailey. Lois Wiley, 
nwLTTied Marshall Bibb Fobner, Julia LAmar Wiley, mairiedl 
James T. Brantley. 


Evan Shelby, son of Evan Dbu Shelby and Gatherine^ 
Davies Shetby, was born in Wales in 1720 and died in 
King's Meajdow, now Bristol, December 4, 1794. He married 
first, Let Jiia Coxe, daughter of David Ooxe of Maryland, who 
was born in 1723 in Maryland and died September 6, 1777^ 
and is buried in Oharlottesville, Virginia. He married 
second, Mrs. Isabe/M Elliott in the Staite of Franklin, now 
Washington Ooointy, Tennessee. 

Tliere is not mu<^ mention made of Gen. Evan Shelby's 
second marriage, but the following paper was found among 
the papers of Gov. Isaac Shelby, who was his father'* 
exe<Jutor : 

"I now certify, to whom it may concern, 'Iftiat I per- 
formed the ceremony of marriage between the late Gen. 
Evan Shelby and Isabella Elliott (widow of James Elliott) 
wtoen I acted as one of the associate Judjges of the assumed 
filiate of Franklin. 

"Given under my hand, this 14th day of Nov., 1779. 

"Signed?: Jno. Anderson 

"Witness: J. A. Thompson, J. Shelby". 

A daughter, name unmentioned', was given land on ac^ 
count of this certificate. 

Brig.^Gen. Shelby was first appointed Captain of a Com- 
pany of Rangers in tlie French and Indian Wars. He was. 
Captain in <;ihe Provincial Army and personal friend of Gen. 
Washington, being with him at Great Meadows and Ft. 
Necessity. H^ was also in Braddock's expedition. Led the 
advance of the Army under Forbes, which took Ft, 
Duquesne in 1758. 

In eariy life he was interested in .the fur trade in Mechil- 
macinack, on the Great Lakes. 

In 1756 he was a resident of Maryland and 
Potomac County. In 1772 emigrated (o Fincastle County,. 
Virginia. In 1774 he commanded a Company under Dun- 
miQpe and Lewis against the Indians. He served at Point 
Pleasant. In 1776 he was appointelJ by Gov. Henry of Vir- 


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ginia as Major in the army of Ool. Ohrislian against the 
Qhepokees. In 1777 he was appointed CJolonel of «. Sundry 
g-fiurrison exposed on frontiers of Virginia. In 1779 he led 
an expedition of 2000 men against the Ohickamauga fn- 
<}ians, for which service he was tJianked by the Continental 
Ckyngress. Later he was appointed Brigadier General in the 
Stiate Militia. 

After the French «ind Indian wars he moved his family 
from Marytandi to Salem, on Hhe Yadkin River, in North 
OaroKna, and in 1765 removed to Southeajst Virginia. It 
was smpposed at that time to be in Virginia, but the survey 
of 1779 showed his land llo be in North Carolina. This 
property was in w4iat is now Sullivan County, Tennessee, 
and he called it "Sapling Grove". He also owned land in 
Burke's Garden Farm, Tazewell County, Virginia. Rrig.- 
Gen. Shelby is buried at Bristol, Virgini^u 

His descendants have as a maternal ancestor, Opechfin- 
caiK)e, said to 'be a tbrot'her of Powh'at'on, the Indian C^ief. 
Powhatan died in 1618 and was succeeded by Opetichap(aii, 
who was old audi was deposed by Openchancanoe. The 
tradition in the time of Beverly was that Opench^ancanoe 
was not the real brother of Powhatan but a stranger from 
Mexico or some South-western county. He onade his lask 
attack on the white people and wteus killed April 14th, 1644, 
when nearly one hunch^ years old. He had a grand- 
daughter, Nicke/lti, whose dcuighter married Nathaniel Davis 
in 1618. This couple had a son, Robert Davis, who was the 
grandfather of Letitia Coxe, wife of Brig.-Gen. Shelby. 

Brig.-Gen. Shelby and Letitia Coxe Shelby had the fol- 
lov\ing children : 

(1) Susannali Shelby, born 1746, died young. 

(2) John Shelby, born 1748, married Elizjabeth Pile. 

(3) Isaac Shelby, married Susannah Hart. He was 
born in Maryland in 1750, married in Maryland in ^783, 
died in Kentucky, July 18, 1826. 

(4) Evan Shelby bom in 1754 in Maryland, was killed 
by IniKans, Janoiary 15, 1793. He married his first cousin, 
daAherine Shelby, daughier of his uncle, John Shelby. 

(5) Moses Shelby, marred Elizabeth Neil. 

(6) James Shelby, killed by Indians in Lincoln County, 
Kentucky, in 1786. 

(7) Catherine Shelby married Captain James A. 
Thompson, of Washington Coun%, Virginia. > 

(8) Saraih Sheilby, married Eprtiraim McDowell. 

(9) RacheH Shelby, marrieni Michael Leggett. 


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{2) John Shelby 

JnJni Slu*Iby married Elizabeth Pile. 
(3) Isaac Shelby 

Lsaac Shelby, of Maryland, born 1750, died 1820, 
married Susanna HaH, 1783 (bom 1763, died 1826). 

Isaac Shelby was «born in Hagerstouii, Maryland, De- 
(>('inlf:r 11th, 1750. At the age of twenty he was elected 
di'puty shtTilT of Fred'erick (]oimty, Maryland, but moved in 
1771 to yiw present site of Bristol, Tennessee. 

His first essay at arms was 'as 'Lieutenant in a Company 
commanded' by «his fat'her in the Batltle at the moufii of 
Kehnawa, on the Ohio River. He t3am«e South and settled in 
'^'ashin.g^;4>n County. When the line was survejned* between 
North (Carolina and Virginia, it placed'him in Norlh Carolina, 
whicr^h eii^uanstance indfuced Gov. CJaswell to appoint him 
Ctilonel of Militlia of Sullivan County (afterward Tennes- 
soiO. He served as a mcenber of ttie North Carolina House 
,/f fiOinmons, th'en moved' to Kentucky and was a member 
of llie Oonstitivlioiial Qiuveii' ion in that stale andafferw-ards. 
was cli'cli'd first (lovernor of Kentucky. He gave the signal 
fii'r Ihe attack on Ferguson at King's Mountain and was one 
^f till.* heroes of tthal celebrated balile. In 1782 he returned li) 
I^ionsville, Kentucky, anJ m«arried in 1783, Susanna Hart. 
Was e-lected member of the Convention in Kentuclq^ to oh- 
tajiii separation froan Virginia. In «!he War of 1812 he com- 
fnanded Iwvlve Kenhicky regiments in the Battle of the 
Tluitnies. Diod In Lincoln County, July 18th, 1826. 

Tlie children of Gov. Isaac Shelby and Susannaii \ihr\. 
Shelby were: 

1 James, married Mary Pindell. 

2 Sarah, anarried Ephraim McDowell. 

3 Kvan, married Nancy Warren. 

4 Thomas Hart, married first, Mary McDowell; second, 
Mary Bullock. 

5 Susannah. 

6 Nancy, married Samuel K. Nelson. 

7 Isaac, married' Maria Warren. 

8 John, died uimiarried. 

9 ly'titia, married Col. Ohiarles Stewart Todd. 
10 (Catherine, died young. 

a Alfred, married Virginia Hart. 
A long and) distinguished line comes through thes* 
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4 Evoji Shelbtj 

Evaii Shelby, sou of Evan Shelby and LtMtia Ooxe 
Shelby was a fam-ous 9oI<Iier like his fWIJier; serred with 
him in Ghickamauga campaign in 1779 JanA took con- 
spicuous part in the Battle of King's Mountain at which he 
"w<as Major o^ his brother Isaac's regimen«t. When Gov. 
Isaac Shelby cajne to Oumberlan-d as Commissioner of 
bounty lands and pre-emptions in 1783, this Evan came 
with 'him and seP'ded' in West Fork of Red River, some dis- 
tance to the \\'est of Glarkesville, Tennessee. As he w^s re- 
luming on Ihe IStti of January, 1793, from the Falls of the 
Ohio, in a large canoe laden with salt and otfliej* saipi)lies, 
he was fired upon and killed by a party of Indians near ihe 
mouth of Gassey's Creek, in Trigg County, Kentucky. His 
gnn, sword and other property were taken by the Indians. 
He married his first cousin, Ca/l'herine Sheltry, and they had 
only two childlren, Isaac and Priscilla, who married Mr. 

(Another autho'rily gives the ^iwo children as Priscilla 
and Eleanor, the lal'.'er married to William Oal(^\^•eH, 

AKev he was killed lilhese children were reared by Maj. 
Smilh in the Fort. A monument is erected to Evan Shelby at 
Knoxville, Tenn. There is "a tradition in t'he family that he 
and his wife separated. Priscilla Shelby married in Tennes- 
see, James Jeffries, and went to Mississippi, a widow xAitfi 
several chi'ld'rv^n, as diid her bnother, Is«iac. A granddaughter 
of Mrs. Jeffries, Mrs. Priscilla Metealf, wh^ Tived with her 
grandmother, is still living, aged- 87, at Metealf, Mssissippi. 
The descendants of Ihis brother and sister live in Missis- 

Th>:* 'honor of receiving the Sword^ from DePeysler at the 
end Kit th<^ Battle of King's Moaui)!ain is clainxHt for this 
Evan Shelby. 

5 Moses Shelby 

Moses Shelby, son of Brig.-Gen. Evan Siielby inherite<l 
aiso the military and patriolic spirit of his father. He 
served also with him in the Ghickamauga campaign in 1779 
afid wTas waunded at King's Mountain, for Gov. Isaac 
Shelby, himself, says so in a le»titer (naw in print), to John 
J. CriitendiMi, stating t'hat Moses lay near King's Mountain 
three months recovering from a wound in the thigh. He 
was a (^a|)tain in the regiment commanded by Isaac Shelby, 


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at King's Mountain ; was Ihe trusfied m<^senger b( »wef*n his 
bi-oHher Isaac and Oal. CJanipbell, Iwx) of (h<? Ipad^rs in the 
caanpaign against Gol. Ferguson. He moved frcxm'(ilapkes- 
Ville to New Madrid, Missouri, whore he died, Septeniher 17, 
1828. Authentic 'records seem to credit hdm wiBh two wives. 
One was Miss Reiifro, and another recotxi states he married 
EHzabeth Neal, who was born April 1, 1763, and died Sep- 
tember 19, 1897. 

6 James Shelby 

Jaimes Shielby, son of Brig.-Gen. Shelby conmranded a 
cofmpany during the whole of Gol. Clhrislaan's campaign in 
1776; was a Captain with Gen. George Clark, and 
was killed by the Indiums in Lincoln Cmmfy, Kentucky, in 


9 Rachel Shelby 

Redhel Sh<4by, daughter of Evan Sh(»lby and Lutila (/»xe, 
mlarried Michael Leggett. Their ehildriMi were: 

1 Rachel Leggett, who married Thomas McCrory. They 
had, Sally McQrory, married Thomas Hller, and (>lmr!e« 
S. McGrorj% married Martha I>ouglas Caldwell. 

Eleanor Shelby 

Eleanor Shelby was m»arried in Mecklenburg, North 
Carolina, to John Polk, brother of Captain Charles Polk 
(who also married an Eleanor Shelby, daughter of 
Thomas Shelby, son of Evan Dhai Shelby). John Polk 
was a Captain diiring the Revolution and in his late years 
moved to Tennessee, A\''here he died. It is thought that his 
wife died also in Tennessee. She was given land in South- 
west Virginia as a daughter of General Evan Shelby. As her 
name is not given in the list of General Shelby's children 
iyy his first wifedt is probable that she is the daughter, by 
the second marriage to Isabella EllioHtt. Her children were: 

(1) Gh^arles Polk, married Margaret Baxter. Charles 
Polk served in the Revolution and was called "Civil Charlie" 
Polk. Had issue: John; Jennie; Andrew; William; 
Cftiarles; Cynthia; Isaac; Alfred. He died in San Augusi!iae 
Ocninty, Texas, in 1846-47. Born January 18411, 1760. 

(2) Taylor Polk, married Jency Walker; had issue: 
Benjamin; Taylor; James; Cumberland; William Walker; 
Alfred; Warnell. Taylor Polk emigrated to Arkansas. 

(3) . 

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<3ed in Leon Ciounty, Texas, 1849; married Elizabeth Old- 
Bon about 1789. He was in tihe Revolution undter his 
fiainbep. Had issue ; feenjamin D. A. ; Nlancy ; Evan ; Robert; 
EBzabebh; John (Jackie) ; Armsteadi; all born in Tennessee. 
The son Evan Shelby Polk left son Judge John Polk, wbo 

had a daughter Jane, who married Larvy. Evan 

i^ielby Polk also had a son named Oharies Polk, who dlled 
in Madison Oourtty, Arkansas, in 1919, leaving a son, Elmer 


Thomas Shelby, so»n of Evan Dhoi Shelby and Catherine 
Davies Shelby, settled on Oaldwell's Greek in the Eastern 
part of Mecklenburg County, North Oarolina, now evidently 
OabaiTus <;aunfy, in 1760. He died lat the beg'inning ot the 
Revolution and teft fo»ur sons, one was named Thomas 
Shelby, and was a private in Captain Oharies Polk's Com- 
pany, in 1776. His c'hildren were: 

(1) Jacob Shelby, untraced; lived in Union County, 
North Carolina from 1787 to 1790; was in the first United 
States census from PayePlle distirict, Anson County, North 

(2) Thomas Shelby, married . United States 

census for 1790 from Fayette dlistriot, Anson County, North 
Clwolinn, aboiil 1785. She was left a widow in 1829 
Cfcarles Polk, junior, bom in Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina. Only kniovvii issue: Eleanor Shelby, married 
and emigrated to (now) Douglas County, Georgia, in 1835 
with "her four children. Died in 1852 in Campbell (now 
Doi^las) County, Georgia; hunied in lihe Watson grave 

(3) A son unknown. 
wi) A sofi unknown. 


John Shelby, son of Evan Dhiu Shelby and) Catherine 
Davis Shdby, served with »his brother, Brig.-Gen. Shelby, at 
the Baltle of King's Mountain. He and Louisa Looney 
Shelby had issue: (1) John Shelby, junior, married Eliza- 
beth Brigham; (2) Davi^il Shelby born about 1763 in Vir- 
ginia, marri(Hl Sa^raih Bledsoe; (3) Evan Shelby; (4) Thomas 
aielby; (5) Isaac Shelby; (6) Louisa Shelby, married Wil- 
liam McCrab; (7) Catherine SheJby, married Evan Shelby 
III; her cousin. 


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David Shelby 

David Shelby, son of John Shelby and Louisa Loo-ney^ 
was born about 1768 in Virginia. He w«as the ancestor of a 
fxtfnily which has been prominent in America and England.. 
David Shelby was also a King's Motmtain hero though he 
was only a lad of seventeen. He served in Isaac Shelby's^ 
Regiment. He moved to Summer Ctounty, Tennessee, and 
was Clerk of the Ck)urt un):Sl bis death in 1822. 

He married Sarah Bledsoe, diaugMer of Anthony Bledsoe. 

Gei/rge Bledsoe was the first of frhe Bhxlsoe line traced 
in America. He lived in Northumbedand Oounty, Virginia. 
His will was probated there July 23, 1704. The only child 
on record was Abraham Bledsoe, who after marrjing settled 
in that part of Orange Gounly which was later embraced in 
Culpepper County. Among his childk^en was Anihony Bled- 
soe, born in (then) Orange County, Virginia, 1733, married 
about 1760 to Mary Ramsey, of Augusta County, who was 
feorn in 1734. Col. Bledsoe was killed by the Indians at 
Bledsoe's Greek, Sumner Oounty, Tenn., on July 20, 178S. 
His widow died in Sumner County in 1808. Their children 
were, Abraham, born in Virginia about 1762; Thomas. 
Sarah, Anthony, junior, Isaac, Henry Ramsey, Radhel^ 
Polly, born in Virginia 1780; Rdsy, Pinidence and Susan. 

Sarah Bledsoe was born in Virginia in 1763, canie to 
Sumner Oounily, Tennessee, in 1781, the san>e year she mar- 
ried David Shelby, and died March 11, 1852. They had 
(issue : 

1 John Shelby, born May 24, 1785. 

2 Anthony Bledsoe Shelby, bom Jan. 15, 1789. 

3 Philip Davies Shelby, born March 7, 1791, died May 
27 1799. 

' 4 Priscilla Shelby, born March 8, 1793. 

5 LucintJa Shdby. born March 24, 1795. 

6 James Shelbv, born July 13, 1797; diied Aug. 28, 

7 Nellie Shelby, born Jan. 14, 1799. 

8 David Davles Shelbv, born July 15, 1801, died Aug. 
2, 1805. 

9 Orville Shelbv. born Jan. 21. 1803. 

10 Sarah Bledsoe »hel by, born Jan. 21, 1806. 

11 Albert Shelby, born May 25, 1808. 

1 John Sheliby, soh of David and Sarah (Bledsoe) 
Shelby was the firsit while child to be born in what is now 
Sumner Oounty, Tennessee, on May 24, 1785. He receivtnl 


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a tibcral ^^hio^ilion, lluii weni !o Philad<*lphia, where he 
elufJiiHl luetliciiit* aiid where he married Anna Maria Min- 
oick. After his I'e'tiiini to Tenne^st^e, he located on a large 
tract of land on the east sidi* of the Onmbei^land River. 
H«* was the fonnder of Shel'by Medical Collt^ge, 
afterwards merged inl»» [hv nuMlical dejmrlnic'nt of il'he Uni- 
versify t)f Nashville. He was the i>rifn'C mover in the 
company, which l>uilt the first suspension bridge at Nash- 
ville, He was one of the founders of St. Ann's Episcopal 
Ohurch. I't was for him that SheJhy avenue was so nam^A 
He was a warm personal friend of'Sam Houston and other 
men of prominence of his day. His residence stood near 
the centre of Woodland street, directly in front of the 
present resicHence of Hon. A. V. Goodpasture. Had children: 

Anna Shelby. 

Priscilla Shelby. 

/. Anna or Ann Shelby 

Ann Shelby (in one place name given Anna, on other 
Ann), daughler o'f \>i\ John and Anna Maria (Minnick) ' 
Shelby. Married Washington Bari^ow, w^ho was born in 
Davidson County, Tenness(.M», Oct. 5, 1817. He was a lawyer- 
by profession, and a man of affairs. He was 'lihe first 
Pn»sid<»nt of the Nashville Gas (Company. He was Minister 
(o Portugal from 1841 to 1844 and a representative in Con- 
gress from 1847 to 1849. Was for a time editor of the Nash- 
ville Banner. Was Slate Senator in 1860 and 1861. Was 
id^uilifioi wifh the Confederacy during the War Hetw.en 
Che Slates. Was arrested by order of Andrew Johnson but 
soon afterwards was released by order of the l^N^sid-'nl. 
Died in St. Louis, Oct. 19, 1866. Had children: 

Jo'hn Shelby ^rrow. 

A daughter, who died young. 

Jo/hn Shel'by Barrow, son of Washington and Ann 
(Shelby) Barrow, married Miss Margaret Armstrong. Had 
children : 

A daughler, Who die»d young. 

John Shelby Barrow, junior. 

John Shelby Barrow, junior, son of John and Margaret 
(Armstrong) Batrmv, married a daughter of Col. Hal Clai- 
borne, of Nashville. They n»side in New York. Their chil- 

JoJin Shelby Barrow, Third. 

Washington Barrow. 

Ann Barrow. 

Clayton Barrow. 


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Priscilla Shclbf/s Descendants 

Priseilla Sh: Iby, daughter of I>r. John and Anna Maria 
(Miiinick) Shelby. Married David Williaans of West Ten- 
n^ssre. Had children: 

John Shelby Williams. 

Joseph Minnick Williams. 

Anna Minniek Williaims. 

1 Johu Shelby Williams and his Descendants 

(1) J()hn Shelby Williams, son of David and Priscilla 
(Shelby) Williaaiis, married Mattie Sevier, daughler of 
Hon. Ambrose H. Sevier, formerly a Senator from Arkansas. 
Havl children: 

David Shelby Williaims. 

Jnlielfe Sevier Williams; died young. 

Maude Johnson Williams. 

Anna Fassman Williams. 

Ambrose Sevier Williams. 

David Shrlby \\'illiams, son of John Shelby and Mattie 
(S<*vier) Williams, m«iirried first, May Lawson McGhee, of 
Ku'oxville. daug-hter of Col. Charles McGhee. 

Maude Williams, diaugfliter of John Shelby and Mattio 
(Sevier) Williiuus married Robert P. Bonnie, of Louisville^ 
Kenlucky. Have children: 

Shelby \\'illiams Bonnie. 

Mattie Sevier Bonnie. 

Robert P. Bonnie. 

Anna Fassman Williams, daughter of John Shelby and 
Mattie (Sevier i Williams, married Wentworth P. Johnson 
of Norfolk, Virginia. Ohildren: 

^^>nC^vorth P. Johnson, junior. 

Shelby \\illiams Johnson (a daughter). 

Three children died in infancy. 

(2) Joseph Minnick Williams 

Joseph Minnick \^*illiams, son of David and Priscilla 
(Shelby) Wllliains, married Nov. 13th, 1860, Kmily D. 
Polk, daughter of General Lucius Polk, of Maury C«/unty, 
Tennessee. She was born March 29th, 1837. Had ohildren: 

1 Henry Yeatman Williams, born Hamilton Place, 
Nashville, March 29th, 1803: married Louise Pitcher, March 
8(h, 1894. Residence, San Antonio, Texas. 

2 J. Minnick Williams, junior, unmarriad; born 
February 8th, 1866. 


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(3) Lucius Polk Williams, unmarried; born Niovembep 

4 Nannie M. Williams, born July 1870, died April 9Mi, 

5 Eliza Polk Williams, born April 1872, died July 3rd, 

6 Priscilla Shelby Williams, born at Ashwood, Ten- 
nessee, January 4th, 1878; mairried George S. Briggs, March 
7<lh, 1901. Had issue: 

George Shelby Briggs, born March 7th, 1902, at Norfolk, 

(3) Anna Minnick Williamx 

Annie Minnick Williams, daughter of Uavid and Pris- 
illa (Shelby) Williaftis, married Frank Fasaman, O'f New 
Orleans. Had children: 

Maria Shelby Fassman, married Mr. Brook, has one 

Anna Minnick Fassman, married Rev. J. G. Shackelford; 
has one child'. 

Anthony Bledsoe Shelby 

Aniihony Bledsoe Shelby, son of David and Saraih (Bled^^ 
soe) Sh'elby, was born in Sumner County, Jan. 15, 1789 
He maiTied Marian Winchester, daughter of Steph'en Win- 
chester. He studied law, and after practicing at Gallatin 
for some time, removed <o Texas anxJ assisted in gaining 
indiependence tor that state. He was one of the Justices 
of the Supreme Cooirt of the Republic of Texas, and was 
prominent in other ways. Later he removed to Mississippi 
and settled a'tl Brandon where he died about 1855. His 
ohildiren were: 

Sallie Shel'by, born in Sumner County, May 10, 1812. 

David Shelby, born Sumner Oooanty, May 7, 1814. 

Marian Jane Shel'by, born July 31, 1816; died Sept. 6, 

Priscilla Kate Shelby, born July 15, 1818. 

Annie W. Shelby, born July 10, 1820; died Aug. 27, 

Julia Winchester Shelby, born July 15, 1822. 

Stephen Winchester Shelby, born July 22, 1824; died 
July 15, 1828. 

Winchester Bledsoe Shelby, born Jan. 18, 1827. 

Lucinda Henderson Shelby, born Dec. 31, 1829. 

Mariah P. Shelby, born Nov. 10, 1831. 


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Bennett Hendtn'sun Slielby, born March 24, 1834 
Anbonetie Marian Shelby, born Nov. 16, 1834, died yomi;? 
Nelson Shelby, died in 1838. ' » J »• 

Sallie Shelby and Her Descendants 

(1) Sallie Shelby, daughter of Judge Anthony Bio* 
soe and Marian (Winchester) Shflbv, be rn in Sumner 
County, May 10, 181'^ iiiarried Dr. Miles Seld<»n \\atkins, 
of Mississippi. Had children: 

Selden Watkins. 

L*ugh Watkins. 

Marian Shelby Watkins. 

Ei^skin Watkins. 

Nettie Shelby Watkins. 

Fearn Watkins. No infonnation. 

Leigh Walkins, son of Dr. Miles Selden ' and Sallie 
(Shelby) Watkins, marrie(f Willie Kearney, of Madison 
County, Mississippi. Had children: 

Mary Leigh Watkins. 

Leigh Watkins. 

Mary L(»igh Watkins, daughter of Lngh and Willio 
(Kearney) Walkins, married Wm. H. McCulloch, of 
Ferguson, Missouri. Hat! childr(»n. 

Erskin Watkins McCulloch. 
' Eizabelh Zant* McK^idloch. 

\\'illiam H. McChiUoch, junior. 

Marian Shelby \\'atkins, daughter of Dr. Miles Seldon 
and Sally (Shelby) Watkins, married William Ewing Ross, 
of Madison (](huiI\\ Mississippi. Had children: 

\\'iHie B. Ross! 

Marian Shelbv Ross. 

Sally Shelby Ross. 

\\'n}kins Ross. 

James B. Ross. 

Willii- B. R( ss. son of Wm. Ewing and Marian (Walkirts) 
Ross. manM'd Lillii' Pra'ros. of Jackson, Miseissijypi. Hav# 

Willie B. Ross. 

\\'illiM B. Ross, sdu of Wm. Ewing and Marian (\\'atkins) 
(Sh. Iby \\'atkins. married Alic<» P(»trie, of Jackson, Mis- 
sissip|)i. \\'h(Te Ihey ncAV resiuli.\ Had childnMi: 

Rdsa Farrar Walkins. 

Marian Shelby Wa'lldns. 

Erskin \\'atkius, junior. 

H(Tb( rl Pr'lri<' Walkins. 


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Alice Petrie Watkins. 

An infaiil who dli^d young. 

Rose Farrar Walkins, daughter of Erskin and Alice 
(P(<rie) Walkins, married Calvin Wells, junior, a lawyer 
•of Jackson, Mississippi. One child: 

Alice Petrie Wells. 

Nellie Sheby Watkins, daugthler of Dr. Miles Seldon and 
Sally (ShHby) Watkins. UncniaTTlod. Resides in Jackson, 

(2) David Shelby and His Descendants 

David Shelby, son of Anthony Bledsoe and Marion 
, tWinch<ester) Shelby, was bom at Gallatin, May 7, 1814; 
married Mary T. Boilldin, Jan 13, 1837. Had childlren : 

Anthony Davies Douldin Shelby, born Oct. 10, 1845. 

David D. Shelby, born Oct. 24, 1847; married Eason 
Davis in Hnntsville, Alabama, Augu^b 8th, 1872; no issue. 

Maria Bledsoe Shelby. 

Marian Winchester Shelby; no information. 

Yancy Howard Shelby; no information. 

David Shelby, son of David endl Mary T. (Bouldin) 
Shelby, was born Oct. 24, 1847; married Aug. 8, 1872, Annie 
Easton Davis. In 1882-86 he served in the Alal>ama iSenate, 
was appointed) Judge of the United States Court, Fifth 
Oii*ou?l:, 1890. Resides in Huntsville, Alabama. No children. 
Maria Bledsoe Shelby 

Maria Bledsoe Shelby, daughter of David and Mary T. 
(Bo-uldin) Shelby, married May 14, 1871, Sam ueL Pleasants. 
Had children: 

Nellie S. Pleasants, born May 2, 1872. 

Marian Shelby Pleasants, born in March, 1874. 
Manan Shelby Pleasants 

Marian Shelby Pleasants, daughter of Samiiel and 
Maria Blndteoe (Shelby) Pleasants was born in March 1874. 
Married Rev. Oscar Haywood, Aug. 1896; died in 1898; no 

Priscilla Kate Shelby and Her Descendants 

Priscilla Kate Shelby, daug^hter of Judge Anihony Bled- 
50,' and Marian (Winchester) Shelby, was born in Sunun^r 
(ioun'y, July 15, 1818; niarriedi J. (], P. Hammond, of Mis- 
sissippi. Had children: 

Eli Shelby Hammond. 

F. McLaren Hammond. 

Priscilla Hammond. 


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Eli Shelby Hammond 

Eli Shelby Hammond, son of J. C. P. and Priscllla Kale 
(Shelby) Htaimanond, was born at Brandon, Mississippi, 
April 21, 1838. Served in ttie Confederate army, then 
studied law and practiced until 1878, when he was ap- 
pointed United States District Judge for Wes* Tennessee, 
and served to his death, Dec. 17, 1904. He married/ Jan. 13, 
1864, Fannie Davis. Had children : 

I Patty Hanunond. 

II Orlando D. Hammond. 

I Patty Hammond, daughter of Judfee Eli Shelby and 
Fannie (Davis) Haimmond, was bom in Riipley, Mississippi, 
June 6, 1868. Married Dr. George W. Jarman, son of Prof. 
George W. Jarman, who was for meny years President of 
<ihe S. W. B. University at Jackson, Tennessee. Residence, 
No. 54 W. 76{h St., New York. Have children : 

George Wallace Jarman. 

Shelby Hammond Jarman. 

Mart'ha Shelby Jarman, 

F. McLaren Hammond and Descendants 

F. McLaren Hammond, son of J. C. P. and Priscilla Kate 
(Shelby) Ha'mn>ond niarriid' Mary Mayes. Had children: 

Cora Hammond. 

Ferdinawd' McLaren Hamanond. 

Mary Hammond. 

Harry Hammond. 

Oora Hammond, daughter of McLaren and Mary 
(Mayes) Hanmi-ond, married W(^ley Owen. Residence in 
Texas. Has children. No information. 

FenDinand McLaren Hammond, son of Mcl^ren and 
Mary (Mayes) Hammond, married and has children. No 
ill format ion. 

Mary Hammond, daughter of McLaren and Mary 
<Mayes) Ham^mond, married and has c^hild!ren. No in- 

Harry Hammond, son f McLaren and Mary (Mavf^l 
Hannuond, married and has children. No informaliun. * 

Priscilla Hammond 

Priscilla Shelby Hammond, daughter of J. C. P. and 
Priscilla Kate (Shelby) Hammond, married J. M. Scruggs of 
Byhalia, Mississippi, Oct. 19, 1864. Had children: 

Frances Lynn Scruggs. 

James Merriwe'Iher Scruggs. 


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^K ^r^fif ^^'''^ Smiggs; dtogh'ter of J. M. and PrisciUa 
^hemy (Haminond) Scruggs was bom at Jackson, Tennes- 
^, July 25, 1865. Married J. Hancock Robinson, in Rally 
Spnngs Mississippi, August 24, 1886. They reside in Wash- 
mgton, D. C. Have one dhild : 
1888^^^^^ Goldbborough Robinson, dauglnter, born July 8, 

e*. J?«^^f Merriwether Scruggs, son of J. M. and Priscilla 
Shelby (Haramond) Scruggs, married Lillie Whitney of 
Memphis, where tiiey have a h-ome. Have children • 

Whitney Scruggs, daughter. 

J'ames Merriwether Scmggs, jiunior. 

Nolan Fountaine Scruggs. 

Julia Winchester Shelby, daughter of Judg^ Antlhonv 
Hledsoe and Marian (Winchester) Shelby, was bom alt Gal- 
IWin, July 15, 1822. Married Mr. Ware, a lawyer, of Jack- 
son, Mississippi. Had' children: 

Winchester Bledsoe Ware. Died young. 

Winchester Bledsoe Shelby, son of Judge Anthony Bled- 
soe and Marian (Winchester) S'helby, was born at Dixon 
Springs, Tennessee, Jan. 18, 1827. He served in the Con- 
federate Awny, with the rank of Oolonel. Married Margaret 
Alexander. Had children : 

Bledsoe Alexander Shelby, merchant, St. Louis, Mis- 
souri; no information. 

William H. Shelby, merchant, St. Louis; no information, 

Edwin Shelby, insurance agent. New Orleans; no in- 

David Shelby, lawyer in Okla'homa; no information. 

Had daughters also: 

Priscilla Shelby 

(4) Priscilla Shelby, daughter of David and Sarah 
(Bledboe) Shelby was born in Siumner County. Married 
Henry L. Douglass, a native of Sumner County. He was a 
meroh-ant of Vicksfburg, Mississippi, where he »died in 1854. 
Their daughter was : 

Priscilla Douglass. 

After llhe death of Ms wife, Priscilla Shelby, Henry 
L. Douglass married Miss Alcorn, sister of Governor Alcorn, 
of Mississippi. After her death he married Mrs. Jane 
Crabb, motiher of Henry Greibb of Sonora fame. Oolonel 
Douglass was one of the largest merchants in Vicksbui^ 
and was owner of the first cotton compress in Mississippi. 

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(Shelby) Douglass, marriod Dr..Rol>f»rl C. K. Maptin,who 
was bom in Nashville, Aug. 9, 1808. After receiving a 
classical education he graduafed froan Franklin Medical 
College, Philadelphia, wi'lh distinguished honors, then suc- 
cessfully ppa<yi'iced medicine for approximately forty years, 
winning eoninence in his profession, and was notod for 
his philanthropy. 

He died in NashvWle, Feb, 9, 1872. Had children : 

Bet tie Martin. 

Mary Shelby Martin. Never miarried. 

Alice Martin. 

Henry Douglass Martin. 

Player Martin. Never married. 

Robert G. K. Mai^in, junior. 

Maria Martin. 

Shelby Martin. Nev(T marrif^d. 

lieftie Mnrtiu 

Betlio Martin, daughtfT of Rnl)ert 0. K. and Priscilla 
(Douglass) Martin, njarrie-rl W. ('. Butterfield. Had chl- 

William Butterfield; unimaiTi(Hl. 

Rohrrt Butterfield. 

Nellie Butterfield; unmarried; resides at Liltl;* Rock, 

Robert M. Bu'ttivfield, son of W. 0. and Bf^ttie (MaKin) 
Butterfield, married Miss Phones of Little Rock, Arkansas, 
Y^here they reside. Ohildren : 

Joseph Phones Butterfield. 

Bet til* Martin BuMierfield. 

2 Alice Martin, daugjhter of Robert C. K. and Priscilla 
(Douglass) Martin, married \V. H. Hart. No issu(». After 
•Ihe d<^ath of Mr. Hart she man»ied John Lammhan. 

3 Henry Douglass Martin, son of Dr. Rol>er'! V., K. and 
Priscilla (Douglass) Martin, married Lizzie Nichols. No 

4 Robert 0. K. Martin, son of Rol>ert G. K. and Priscilla 
(Douglass) Martin, married Sarah Shelby Anderson. Re- 
sides in Nashville. Have one child: 

Bet tie Martin, immarried. 

5 Maria Martin, daughter of Dr. Robert C. K. and Pris- 
cilla (Douglass) Martin, married \\\ (1. BulterfieM, who had 
previously married her sister, Bi^^Jtie. Had ohildren : 

Beilie Butterfiield; unmarried. 

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Eleanor or Nellie Shelby and Her Descendants 

Nellie Shelby, daughter af David and Sarsch (Bled&oe) 
Shelby was born in Sumnier Ctounly, at Spencer's Choice, 
Jan. 14, 1799. She married Gen. Robert Desha, son of 
Robert Desha. Gen. Desha's mother was, before her mar- 
riage, Eleanor Wheeler, who was a daughter of Joseph 
Wheeler, a Captain in 'Ihe Revolutionary War. He served 
as a Captain and a Brigadier-Major in the War of 1812. He 
was a representative in Congress from Tennessee from 1827 
to 1831. He was for some time a mercihant in Gallatin and 
later removed to Mobile, Alabama, where he conducted a 
flourishing (business until his death, Feb. 8, 1849. Their 
childlren were: 

Caroline Desha. 

Phoebe Ann Desha. 

Julia Desha. 

I Caroline Desha, daughter of General Robert and 
Nellie (Shelby) Desha, marred first, Robert Barney; second, 
Lloyd AJbJtK)tl. No. information. 

II Phoebe Ann Desha, daughter of Gen. Robert and 
Nellie (Shielby) Dt^ha, married firs*. Robert Barney; second, 
Mobile, Alabama. Had children: 

(1) Alva Erskin Smith 

Alva Erskin Smith, daughter of Dr. Murray Forbes and 
Phoebe (Desha) Smi^ilh, was born in Mobile, Alabama. Mar- 
ried first, William K. Vandierbilt of New York; second. 
Oliver H. P. Belmonf, who was born in New York, Nov. 12. 
1858, son of Augustus Belmont; educated at the U. S. Naval 
Ateademy, and served two years in the Navy; then resigned. 
Was for some time a member of the banking firm of August 
Belmont & Company. Elected 'lo the 57th Congress as a 
Democral. Died in New York, June 8, 1898. She has chil- 
dren : 

Oonsuelo Vanderbilt, born in New York, March 2, 1877. 

Wi'lliam Kissman Vanderbilt, born in New York, Oct. 26, 

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, born in New York, July 0, 
1884. K 

Consuelo Vandrbilt, daughter of \A'm. K. and Alva 
Erskine (Smith) Vanderbilt, was born in New York, March 
2, 1877. Married first, Nov. 6, 1895, Charles Richard John 
Spencer Churchill, Duke of M-arlbrough. Has Children : 

John William Churchill, Mar(]uis of Blanford. 

Ivory Churchill (Lord). 

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She re-'married' in 1921. 

William Kissman Vanderbilt, juniar, son of Wm.. K, 
and Alva Erskin (Smith) Vanderbilt was bora in New 
York, Oct. 26, 1878. Married April 1900, Virginia Pair. Has 

Muriel Vanderbilt. 

Oon»iielo VandlerbiH. 

William Vanderbilt, Third, onarried Rachel Littleton. 

2 Mary Virginia Smith, daughter of Dr. Murray Forbes 
and Phoebe (Desha)) Smith, married first, Fernando 
Yzanga; second, W. G. Tiffany, of New York. 

3 Florence SmitJi, diaughler of Dr. Murray Forbes and 
Phoebe (Desha) Smith married Gascon De Fontenilliat. Had 
children: , 

Renee Fontenilliat. 

(9) Orville Shelby and Descendants 

Orville Shelby, son of David and Sarah (Bledsoe) Shelby 
was bom in Sumner County, on January 21, 1803. He 
married Caroline Winchester, daughter of Gen. James 
Winchester and soon thereafter removed to Lexington, 
Kentucky. His children were : 

Joseph Orville Shelby. 

Carrie Shelby. 

Isaac Shelby. 

/. Joseph Orville Shelby 

GtMif^ml Joseph Orville Shelby, son of Orville and 
Caroline (Wnchester) Shelby, was born at Lexington, 
Kentucky, in 1831. Received a liberal education and engaged 
in mercantile pursuits. Removed to Waverly, Missouri, in 
1850, and commenced the manufacture of bale-d rope. Soon 
afterwards the Kansas trouble broke out, and he returned 
to Kentucky, where he organized a company for 'territorial 
service. When quiet had been restored he returnd to his 
rope faclor>\ At the breaking out of the War Between the 
Slates he raised a company of cavalry and) entered the Con- 
federate service with the rank of Captain. In 1862 he re- 
cruiled a regiment, of which he was cfhosen Colonel, and 
was given command of a brigade of wtiich his regiment 
formed a part. In March 1864, he was commissioned a 
Brigadier General, and later a Major General. Shelby's 
Brigade was one of the most famous commands in the Con- 
federate service. Gen. Shelby was a born leader of men. 
Brave, daring, chivalrous, and knew noH) the meaning of 
the wor J fear. He 'Was the idol of his men and was to the 
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No braver man than *01d Joe Shelby', ever drew a sword''. 
In 1893 he was appointed United States Marshal by Presi- 
dent Cleveland, and held the office until his death, February 
13, 1897, at his home in Adri-an, Missouri. 

Joseph Orville Shelby, married 1858, Betty Shelby; had 
issue : 

1 Orville Shelby ; Mved in Oklahoana. 

2 Joseph Shelby; lived in Kansas City, Missouri. 

II Carrie Shelby 

Carrie Shelby, daughter of Orville and Caroline (Win- 
chester) Shelby, married Henry Blood; had childreai: 

Henry KockI; dead. 

Lawton Blood ; No information. 

May Blood. 

Laura Blood. 

Olga Blood; no infoCTnation. 

Maud Blood. 

May Blood, daughter af Henry and Carrie (Shelby) 
Blood, married a Mr. Walsh. Resides in New York. No 

Laura Blood, daughter of Henry and Carrie (Shelby) 
Blood, married a Mr. Walsh. 

Maude Blood, daug4iler of Henry and Ca'rrie (Shelby) 
Blood married Harold Sanderson, manager of «tihe White 
Sfar Line of Steamships of Liverpool. He was lost at sea. 
///. Isaac Shelby 

Isaac Shelby, son of Orville and> 'Qaroline (Winchester) 
Shelby, a younger brother of General Joseph 0. Shelby,, 
was bom in Lexington, Kentucky. Removed to Missouri. 
He served in the Confederate Aitmy as color-bearer in Gor- 
don's Brigade, in the Trans-Mississippi department, and was 
distinguished for his daring. No other infopmallion, 
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(10 Sarah Bledsoe Shelby, daughter of David and 
Sarah (Bledsoe) She'lby, born in Sumner County, Jan. 21, 
1806. Married Dr. Thwmas Fearn on Feb. 26, 1822. Died 
May 22, 1842. Dr. Fearn was a son of Thomas Fearn and 
was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Nov. 15, 1789; 
ilied Jan. 16, 1863. Her children were: 

Mary Eleanor Fearn. 

Sarah Fearn, married) Hon. William S. Barry, Columbus, 
Mississippi ; both dead. 

Kate Fearn. 

Ada Fearn. 


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Maria Fearn. 
B4M*nice Fearn. 
Lucy Lee Fearn. 

/. Mary Fearn 

Mary Foarn daughter of Dr. Thomas and Sarali 
JJledsoe (Shelby) Fearn, married Gusfavus L. Mastin. Had 
children : 

Arabella Ma&tin; never married. 

ThixnTas Mastin. 

James Mastin. 

Fronk Mastin; never married. 

Sallie Shelby Mastin. 

Gusftavus L. Mastui, junior. 

1 Thomas Mastin,'i*on of Goistavis L. and Mary (Fearn) 
Mastin, married Mary Irby Bale, diaughter of the late Sen- 
ator Williani B. Ba'te, of Tennessee. Resides in Grand 
View, Texas. Their children : 

Bate 'Mastin. 
Mary Eleanor Mastin, 
Ju'lien Mastin. 

Mary Eleanor Mastin, daughter of Thoimas and Mary 
Irby (Bales) Mastin married John Stevens Douglass. 

2 James Mastin, son of Gustavus L. and Mary (Fearn) 
Mastin, married Mattie Tutwiler of Alabama. No issue. 

3 Sallie Shelby Mas^Kn, daughter of Gu&tavus L. and 
Mary (Fearne) Mastin married Eugene Bucknor. No. issue. 

4 Gustavus L. Mastin, junior, son f Gustavus L| and 
Mair>' (Fearn) Mastin mairied Lu-cy Matthews. Had chil^ 
dren : 

Jobn Mastin. 
Sallie Shelby iMastin. 
Clara Mastin. 
Lucy Mastin. 
Frank Mastin. 

II Sarah Fearn 

Sarah Fearn, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Sarah Bledsoe 
(Shelby) Fearn, married Colonel William F. Barry. Had 
clhil-dren : 

William Shelby Barry. 

William Shelby Barry, son of Colonel William F. and 
Sarah (Fearn) Balry, married' first, Bernice Steel, a first 
cousin. Had one cJhild: 

WiHiain Shelby Barry, junior. 


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III Kate Fearn 

Kale F^arn, daugWf^r of Dr. Thcrmas and Sarah Bled- 
soe (S'helby) Fearn marrie<Jin 1848, Colonel Matthew Steele. 
Had Ohi'ldren: 

Thomas St^e. 

Sallie Steele. 

Eliza Steele; never nuarried. 

George Steele; never married. 

Robert Steele. 

Bernice Steele. 

Maililhew Steele. 

Tracy Steele. 

Katy W'ille Steele; never married. 

Thomas Steele, son of Gol. Matthew and Kate (Fearne) 
Steele, niarried Lovie Strode. Had chUdren: 

Shelby Steele. 

Kate Steele. 

May Steele. 

Sallie Sleele. 

Stella Steele. 

Bernice Steele. 

Matthew Steele, junior. 

Annie Steele. 

2 Sallie Steele, daugWer of Gol. MaWhew and Kale 
(Fearn) Steele married John Newman. Had one child: 

Rioberl E. Newman. 

3 Robert Steele, son of Gol. Mathew and Kate (Fearn) 
Steele married Tillie Weaver. No issue. 

4 Bernice Steele, diaughter of Gol. Matthew and Kate 
(Fearn) St^^le married William Shelby Barry, her first 
#ousin. Had one child: 

William Shelby Barry, junior. 

5 MatKlhew Forney Steele, joinior, son of Gal. Matthew 
and Kate (Fearn) Steele is a Gaptain in the U. S. Army, 
Sixth Regiment of Oavalry. Married Stella Folsom. I^o 

6 Tracy Steele, son of Gol. Matthew and Kate (Fearn) 
Steele married Gourtney Grutchfield. Have children: 

Tracy Steele, junior. 
William Steele. 


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Second mapriage, JosQp-hine Holliques^h. Had one child : 
Josephine Barry. 

IV Ada Feam 

Ada Fe«arn, dbugiiter of Dr. Thomas and Sarah Bledsoe 
(Shelby) Fearn married first, Dr. George Steele; had 
childreii : 

Anna Steele. 

Fearn Steele. 

Marpied second, Judge Hook. 

Anna Steele married Mr. Edgar. Had children: 

Annie D. Eager. 

Fearn F^ager; died young. 

Fearn Steele, son of Dr. George and Ada (Fearn) Steele, 
married Sadie . H^d one child! : 

GeoTge Strele. 

V Maria Feam 

Maria Eliza Fearn, daugWer of Dr. I'^homas and Sarah 
Bledsoe (Shelby) Parn, June 25, 1855 married Col. William 
W. Gartii, of Huntsville Ala'bania, who ser\'ed on the stafl' 
of Geii Ijongstreet iaiiiring the War Betwe^^n ihe States. He 
was born in Morgan County, Alai>ama; pursued classical 
studies a^l* Lagrange and at Emory and Henr>' College, then 
stuHiied law a'! the University oif Virginia. Commenced 
practice at Hiuntsville. Elected a representaJtive in Congress 
in 1888, and sei*ved one term as a Demtocrat. Had children: 

Winston F. Garth. 

Winston F. Garlh, son of Col. William Willis and Maria 
Eliza (Feam) Garth, married Lena Garth, a cousin. Had 
children : 

William Willis Garth, junior. ^ 

Alice D. Garth; unmarried; lives in Huntsville, 

Maria Fearn Garth. 

Horace Everett Garth. 

William Willis Garth, junior, son of Winston Foam and 
Lena Garth, married Lmiisa Dodsworth. Have one chiM: 

Lena Garth. 

VI Lucy Fearn 

Lucy I-iiM* Fearn, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Sarah 
Bledsoe (Shelby) Fearn, married George Miller; no issue. 

M«ry Sh(»^lby, daughter of Brig.-Gen. Sht^lby married 
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burg lieclaration af Independence, and still furOher kno\^ii iii 
NoT*th Carolina history for his military services during tbe 
Revolutionary War. He was bom September 28, 1728, in 
Pennsylvania, of Scotch-Iris:h parentage. They hex! issue : 
(1) Evan Shelby Alexander, gradu«.te at Princeton 1787, 
was a lawyer and a member of the Ninth Oongpess from 
Salisbury District, North OaToKnia, in 1808-9, died in 1809 
unmarried; (2) Isaac Alexander; (3) Charles Taylor Alex- 
ander. (Three of the Taylor s-isters of Carlisle, Pennsyl- 
vania, married Alexanders, aincestors of the North Carolina 
Alexanders; another sister, Marg'eiret Taylor, married 
William Polk, and this couple were the progenitors of the 
Southern line of »lihe Polk family in North CaiPolina). (4) 
Sanah Alexander; (5) Mary Alwander. The oldest married 
CSaoain John Springs. There are many desoendiants of 
Isaac and Charles Alexander, and the Springs living in that 
section of North Carolina now. 

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The ancestry of any family or person goes back in such 
a multdplicity of lines it is hard in any case to trace 
the predominate strain. 

One may however, trace with fair degree of certainty 
the origin and va-rious changes in t<he imme the family 

Most interesWng to study in such a w^ay is the nam<* 
Vance. In ancient Province, Iteux, in Normandy anJi Eng- 
land, Vmix, De Vaux, De Vans, or its Latin form De Valli- 
bus, we findlihat in Scotland it takes the spelling Vans (pro- 
nounced Vanse), and in Ireland and Am<*rica we have it 
spelled as pronounced, Vance. 

It is one of the most ancient names whose his»tory has 
been traced. Playfair in his Baronetage of Scotland says; 
"The Vance family combines within itself the blood of some 
of the most ancient names of European genealogy, the pres- 
ent i^epresentatives being by paternal di^scenlt heirs male of 
LordI Vaux, Vans or Vans of Direlton Gastle, East Lothian, 
a noible race, numbered amongst the magnates 
Scotia as early as 1244 and are indubitably descended from 
the same general stem as the noble houses, niow extinct, of 
Vaux of Gilliesland, Brevor and Harrowden in England, 
all of Nonman descent at 'the tiime of the Conqueror". 

Thoug'h not elevated to the peerage this 'family has been 
Jrom the first of the rank of the first of the order of Barons, 
holding their estates "in oapite'' by Royal Charter; con- 
ferring on their possessors all the rights and important 
privileges of free baronies, according to the most extensive 
use of the word in Scottish law, "It has been the custom,*' 
he continues^ "of genealogists back to 'Charlemagne." 1'his, 
however, is impossible in this case as the family actually 
deduce their paternal descent by the most authentic docu- 

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ments Ij a period of still greater antiquity, their ancestors 
holding them a \evy distinguished rank, their principal resi- 
dence being the Castle of Baux, situated on an elevated rock 
near 'llhe City of Aries, where the ruins may yet be seen. 

There liave been many conjectures as to the rise of tho 
family of the ancient Barons of Baux, but «the Norman 
his'lorians (Who certainly must be considered the best au- 
thorities of their Himies), are decidedly of the opinion that 
they are a branch of the Visigothic ,Balti, a raice which 
boasted having given a long line of monarchs to the V\''est^ 
ern Goths, with the formidable name of Alaric at their 

This was in >tihe year 500 of the Ohristian Era, but the 
first of particular record, is Rdlin, or Grorsallin de Baux, 
settled at Ifeux in Provence 800. He nmrried Herrinbuck. 
daughter and heiress of William, Sovereign of Count of 
Orange and niece of Bertha, wife of Emperor Gharlemgne. 
In 929 Berlranld de Baux of Ppovence, went 1o Normandy 
by invitation of tihe Duke of Normamtj'. In 1096 Raoul de 
\m\x of Normandy, bore the same arms as A'aus of the 
house of Provence. 

On Millie continent of Europe the de Vaux family have 
been Dukes of Andrea, Princes of Joinville, Taranta and 
Alta Mara, Sovereign Count of Orange and Provence and 
Kings of Vienne and Arlis as we'll as Lords de Vaux of Nor- 
mandy. Hubert de Vaux or de Vallibus, was the eldest son 
of Harold, Lord de Vaux of Normandy, who went over with 
William, the Conqueror, in 1066 and was as first lord of 
Parliament for the Barony of Gilliesland. 

This Hubert was ancestor of the Lords of Ruthvine, Ker, 
and Home as well as ilhe Earls of Bothwell. AH of these 
families bear the quartered arms of Vaux. 

It is many centuries since the noble house of Vaux in 
Ekigland became exitinof and the peerage remained in aiboy- 
anoe until 1838, when it was revived in the person Qf George 
Mostyn, Esq., heir male to Mary, sister of the last Lord 
Vaux of Harrowden. 

However, according to Playfair, Ihe male line was 
carried by Johannis Vaux who setlled in Galloway, married 
ail hein»®s and ihlaiupd the lands of Branbarroch in Scot- 

Barnbarrouch House, located in the Parish of Kirkimer, 
near the town of Wigton, is said to be one of the most 
beautiful in -.he country. The present owner, with whom 
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first laird of BarnbarrcK^h. He quarters the amis of Xans 
wiWi tlhosi- of Agnew. All children except the oldest son hf^^^ 
the name Vans. On the stone above <he door of the house 
the V«ns arms are cut in the stone with the diate 1433 and 
initials J. V. & E. K. . 

Rev. Jt>hn Vans, first of the name of Ireland, whose will 
filed 1662, in the records of Dublin Oastle bears on its seal 
<lhe arms of Vans of Barnbarroch, was a grandson of Sir 
Patrick \ ans and Margare<J Kennedy, his wife, graiid- 
daughter of King Robert III, of Scotland. 

From this John Vans, \he Vance families of North 
Ireland and America trace their descent. 

Some ycvars ago M<r. Williaim Balbrinie, of Glasgow, at 
the request of an older brother living in Melbourne, who 
had been granted the right* to assume the name Balbirnie- 
Vans, undertook to trace the history of the Irish branch of 
*he Vance faanily. 

He bad access to a faanily history drawn up by his 
uncle, GkM>rge Washington Vance (born 1790, oied 1825), 
and one written previous 1o 1825 by one of ^he lairds of 
Barnbarroch. He visited the family in Scotland and Ireland 
and was given inuch assistance by Sir Bemar^i Burke, 
Ulster King at Arms, and other prominent genealogists. 

The resiult of his labors, the Vance book published 1860, 
contains, no doubf, all the authentic data in n^gard to the 
family in Ireland up to th«at time. 

The Vaji«ce faimily in America are practically all de- 
scended from the Irish family of that name. I have been 
endeavoring to connect up some of the family groups with 
those Mr. liatbrinii* mentions as cuinTing to this county. 

The account of George Washington Vance says ''a 
daughter of John Vance (my grandfather) , 'married Andi^ew 
Jackson, of Magherfelt, who emigrated to America and 
there gave birth to Andrew Jackson, the general, late pivsi- 
dent of 'Ihe United Stages, of w4iojn it is written he is the 
bravest soldier and wisest statesman that ever ancient or 
modern history recorded'. 

**Andrew Vance, fourth son of John, also emigrated to 
America and there became the founder of a family; one 
of his* sons was an ofiicer in the Aimerican war and was 
killed in action fighting under Washington. A descendent 
of his was uH'inlx^ of Congress fr(m\ North (iirolina in 

I give his statement in full: Mr. Vance, whose fathei* 
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Washington, ppol>a'bly on account of his father's inability 
to carry thriigh his plan to come to America, and the family 
were, no doubt, in correspandnce with relatives here. The 
statement in regard to Jackson's mother's name is accepted 
by O'Hart and (►ther authorities but for some reason Jtack- 
sons biograjjlici^s here have never credited him with cmy 
prominent ancestry, much being made of his rise from a 
common family. His m«other's father was John Vance, son 
of r^uncelo«l Vance, son of Rev. John Vans of Ireland''. 

Aiinlher family {hat of Hugh of (lortwood 5, Th()mas 4, 
Georgv 3. Patrick '2, R"V. John i, also has a record of several 
members wlio oiime to America. Patrick, son of Hugh, 
caru(» to America unmarried. This Patrick had a brother 
also named Hug4i who had five sons, four of whom followed 
their unclr to America. They wer<^ John, who located in 
Baltimore and ha<ci two sons, Patrick who had two daugh- 
ters, Thomas of lialtimore and Hugh, Who married a Miss 
Gorscaddon, of Donegal, and emigrated to Pitts-burg. 

The Scotch-Irish began coming to this country from 
North Ireland early in seventeen hundred. They were urgent 
to come 'lo avoid persecu'tion at home and large manors 
were granted along the frontier to various persons who 
agreed to bring a certain nmnber of settlers. James and 
William Vance had grants in Beverly Manor in the Shenan- 
doah Valley. 

It seems well to put d«own for use of any one interested 
a few of the Vance groups who were here early, even if the 
connection between the groups is not clear. 

The Virginia Vances came first to Lancaster and Chester 
Counties in Pennsylvania and from these with William 
Hoge, or Hogg, a relative of Andrew Vance, to form the first 
selClement in th(* Shenandoah ^aUey. These Scotch Pres- 
byterians were V'lhere i\s early as 173G. 

I. James Vance who married in Ireland 1734, Mary 
Gamble Glass naimes in his will, filed Frederick County, 
Virginia, 1754. his brothers William and David, au'd/ sons 
William and Samuel. One branch of the Ohio Vances 
descend fiN>m this SanMiel. 

II. Maj. William Vance (1718-88), was in Augusta 
County. Virginia, 1742 and 1756 and 1758 was engaged in 
the Indian wars with his brothers John and Patrick, M. D. 
This Paftrick, according ito tlie family records of his descen- 
d<(Mits, was dired'iy dvscended of Rev. John Vans. 

Major William Vance with his son Joseph and hift 
nephew John (son of John), moved to Washington County, 


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Pennsylvania, 1778. They were the founders of Vance's 
Fort at Gross Greek, Pennsylvania, where miany of the name 
were born. A full account of their descendants mey be 
found in the County History on file with tShe Washington 
Goainty Historical Association. 

in. Oharles Vance was in Pigua, Pennsylvania, 1739. 
His sons John, Alexander and Joseph located in Ohio. (See 
Alexan'der Genealogy, Portifield Genealogy and Hayden's 
History of Virginia). 

I\'. David Vance of Frederick County, Virginia probably, 
a grandson of Major William, left according to his will 
filed 1768. the following children. David, married Sarah 
Quimby (see On'iniby GenealogjO, Jdhn, Joseph Golvill, 
Mary, Ann, (married Joseph Vance). Martha married Sol- 
omon Vail and Jeanette married! Miles Wilson. Joseph 
Golville born March 24, 1759, son of David, went to Ken- 
tucky in 1788 later moved to Ohio. His sons were John 
M., who located in Illinois, William, Wilson, Moses, and 
Joseph who was one of the early Governors of the Slate 
of Ohio (1836.) 


Son of Joseph Golville Vance 

Alexander Franklin Vance (of Urbana, Ohio), married 
Mary Rebecca Ward' and had thirteen children among 
whom were: 

Joseph Golville Vance married Emily Patrick and had 
two soivs. namely, Joseph MacAiilJiur Vance (anarried Grace 

and had two sons, Josep^h Golville Vance, died in 

infancy, and Dimcan MacArthur Vance), and Harry Vance 
(nvarriod Augusta Reid and has no children). 

2 John Gorwin Vance (living in Chattanooga) mar- 
ried F^diilh Price and has two dteuugbters, Elizabeth (married 
BuWeigh Annis and has a daug^hter, Vance Annis), and 
Esther Vance (married Richard Renner and has no chil- 
dren. . 

3 Henrys Gal'diwell Vance, married and had 

a son Marion, and a daughter Margaret. 

4 Frank Vance married Mary Jamison. Their daughter, 
Louise Vance, married Senator Oharles Brand. 

5 F.lla Vance, unmarried, now living in Urbana, Ohio. 

^^ Ool. Samuel Vance lived in Augusta Gounty, Vir- 
ginia. His ehjklren were: Rachel married Hamilton, 
i78(); 2 James married Marshall; Margai^et married Gocke- 


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rill, Betsy, Sarah Palsy, BenjamTin nmrried Margaret Lind- 
say, of Keritiucky, and James. 

VL John (1736-1823), imamed Jane Black. He had 
brothers David, Arthur, Samuel and Joseph C His children 
were James, bom 1760, Jolhn 1762, Eliziabeth 1765, Andrew 
1768, Samuel 1769, married Blackburn, Joseph 1772, Ester 
1786, Ohristian 1778 and John 1783. 

VIL Samuel Vance married in Ireland, Margaret 
Laughlin. Ohildren: 1 Samiuel, born 1784, married Eliea- 
beth Brown (a descendani of King Robert III). He died at 
Glarkesville, Tennessee, 1823. Their children were Morgan, 
William, Samuel, Elizabeth married Topp, and Margarei 
man^ied Childress. 2 Robert, 3 John, 4 David (of North 
QaTolina), 5 James, 6 EMzabeth, 7 Sarah and 8 Margaret 
Abram married Alice Gale Arms^tirong. 

VIII. Patrick and brother John, 'w'ho had large estates 
along the Falling Spring near Ohambersburg, Pennsylvania. 
The mansion house of these brothers still stands. They 
wer^e dlireoi desctMidan^ls of Rev. John Vance. Patrick left n^ 
issue. John bad a son Jo»hn from whom George Vance 
Johnson descends. 

IV. Hugh \'<anee of Boston, born 1699, married Mary 
Pemberton. Children: John, William married Clark, 
Ebenezer and Samuel. ' 

X. Samuel Vance, whose farther born on ithe High Seas, 
and lived in Baltimore County, Maryland, married Agnes (?) 

of English Quaker stock. Samuel had faur brothers : 

1 David, whose dhildren were Robert, Samuel, and daugh- 
ters who married Clymr, Thompson and Rittenhaus; 2 
Joseph, who lived in Pennsylvania; 3 William, 4 James, 
5 Jonathan m'arried Baxter, 6 Betsy and Mary. Two broth- 
ers, according to family traditions, sertWed in the **Garo- 
linas." Samuel born Baltimore County, Maryland, 1762 and 
married Oct. 14, 1798 at Bel Air, Maryland to Mary Ann 
Waters, bom March 29, 1779 was 14 years old when the 
Revolution started and served for a short time when about 
17. His four broHlhers also served and his father erected an 
arsenal and gave powder to the State of Maryland'. The 
mother, however, remained loyal to Great Britain. Samuel 
was ed\icated at University of Baltimore and also learned 
the wheelwright trade. He traveled HbTough New York and 
Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, buying horse hair, from 
which selves were then madte. After marriage, however, he 
followed teaching exclusively. He died March 1, 1843 at 
Connersville, Ind. 


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The four children of Samuel and Mary Waters Vance 
were, Elisha and Elijah, twins, born in Harnerd Oounty, 
Maryland, 1801. Eli, born Feb. 5, 1810, Washington County^ 
Pennsylvania, died young. Eliza, born Jan. 21, 1813, <died 

Elijah Vance had 'tiwo daughters who left no issue. He 
was a lawyer and pmminent in the early history of Ohio, 
being a member of the first constructional convention, and 
serving several times in the legislature, 

Elisha, Iwin to Elijah, came down the Ohio to Cincin- 
nati aboiii 1820 on a flat boat, wit»h Alexander Vance, a 
distant relative, who \^^s a potter by trade and who located 
near Cincinnati. Elisba lived in Butler County, Ohiio, and 
Oonnersville, Indiana, where he died. He was a lawyer and 
prominent! in politics. He married in Butler County, Ohio, 
i820, Mary, daiighter of Samud andl Kath<'rine De Moss 
Harper, bcirn in Virginia, 1776. Her grand parentis were 
John Ue Moss (Dumas) and Martha (La Huff) De Moss and 
Marsh (?) and Elizabeth Warren Harper. Elisha Vance 
died July 5, 1864 and! his wife April 22, 1882. They had ten 
cftiildren, namely: 

1 Samuel Warren, bom Aug. 5, 1821, Warren County, 
Ohio, "dlied Feb. 14, 1910; married in Connersville, Indiana, 
July 1, 1868, AdeJaide Weaver Whittaker. Their children 
were, Porliia, bom April 17, 1869, married Dec. 1, 1895, Wm. 
C Hanson. Has one child, Warren, born Se^pt.l 0, 1897; 
address. South Bend, Indiana; (2) Mary Harper, born Aug. 
*, 1871, dirdi April 1873; (3) Charles Francis, born June 7, 
1874, married Rachel GrilBn; (4) Coleridge Shelby, born 
March 11, 1876, married Lon Klein, address, Brdgeporf, 
Illinois; 5 Galen Abernathy, born Dec. 25, 1877; 6 Teresa, 
born July 4, 1879, died July 22, 1882. 

2 Benjamin FrankHn, born June 1882, married Rebecca 
Fry. ChiKitren: Hatftie, Sarah, Lillie, Lucy, Ida and Samuel. 

'3 Judigo Elijah Milton Vance, boim Butler County, 
OhSo, Aug. 6, 1825, died in 9t' Louis, April 25, 1912. He was 
a la-wyer and editor, prominent in Democratic politics. He 
ioanT[>aigned with the father of Willaim J. Bryan, whom 
often entertiained at Ms home. He stuflnci^ped the state of 
Hlinois with Douglas against Lincoln. He married 

first, Sawyer; second, at Janesville, Wisconsin, June 

8, 1860, Mary Jane, d'aughter of Rev. Aurora Callender and 
his wife Mary McMichael and granddaughler of Nathaniel 
and Oliver Kellogg Callender. She w^as born in Ravenna, 
Ohio, Nov. 16, 1833 and died in SeattHe, Feb. I, 1820. Their 


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children were: Ed*v^iard Sawyer (by firs-t wife Saw- 
yer), born Aug. 14, 1855; 2 Maud. Wrn April 1, 1860, died 
Feb. 15, 1864. 

3 Milton Oallender, born Nashville, July 13, 1863, mar- 
ried at Osceola, Missouri May 14, 1895 to Frances Russell, 
Children: Louis Whaby, born April 12, 1891 at Osceola, Mis- 
souri, and Edward Milton, born Dec. 2, 1898, and died in 
service Oct. 2, 1818.. 

4 Alice, born June 8, 1872 at Glin'ton, Missouri; mar- 
ried St. Louis, Oct. 21, 1900, ^]d^vard Nelson Robinson, son 
of (Jeorge WoodforJ and Cornelia Beckwith Robinson. 
Children: Mary Ruth, born June 22, 1901 ai St. Louis; 
Morton Jomrdan and Gi^or^e Nelson, twins, born St. Louis, 
May 23, 1903; Margiarel Helen, born Feb. 27, 1907, St. LouiS. 

5 Mary Harding Vance, born Nov. 5, 1875 at Clinton, 

IV. Katherine IViuoss, born Connersville, Indiana, 

Aug. 23, 1878, married 1851 iTrabor, One child, 

Hairry, l>om Nov. 28, 1852. 

V. Flora A., born Dec. 15, 1830, Connersville, Indiana, 
married Sepil. 7, 1851 <o John Gregg. ChiWren: Horace, 
and Mary married Horace Flora. 

VI. Mary, born April 15, 1833; married Maj. Mc- 
Ilevain who was was killed in War Between the States, 
June. 1864. SQie died' 1867. 

VII. Josephine, born Aug. 5, 1835; married Dec. 28, 1871 

at Ml Vernon rUinois. to Hoskins. Children: 1 

Mary Rebecca, born at Jackson, IVnnessee; married Rev. 
James Hawkins. Their child^reir are Ruth and Dorothy. 

Elisha Vance, born Dec. 1, 1874 at Kansas City, Kansas; 
married to Leenie Price who died leaving children William 
and Andrew. He married, sacond, Margaret Wright 

VIII. Van Rowland, born FayeHie County, Indiana, June 
4, 1838, dlied single at Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1906. 

IX Robert Burns, born Oonnerssville, Indiana, Feb. 11, 
1845, died single, Feb. 15, 1918. 

X. Alice Hdbbard, born Oct. 20. 1842, at Connersville, 
Indiana, died single Oct 28, 1908. 

William Kirkjxitrick Vance 

William Kirkpatrick Vance, son of Patrick 8. (Patrick 
7, Hugh 6, Hugh 5, Thomas 4, George of Ran eel 3, Patrick 2, 
Rev. Jhn Vans 1) was born March 2, 1780 at Lexington, 
Virginia; mar*ried in Washington County, Tennessee, 
Keziah, granddaugWier of Charles Robinson,* prominent in 


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early Tennessee history, ctaiughter of his son, Oh«arles Rob- 
inson, j'unior. He died 1852 ^1 Kingspart, T-ennessee. His 
children were ■Qharies Robei^Ison, James Harvey, Maria, 
'di^ young; David G., died in Gteorgia; Williaim Nicholas, 
Oatherne, Paltriek H. Caroline manried Oraighe«.d or Craig- 
noyes; Harriet marrded Thornton; Susan onarried Patton; 
Keziah married Dr. Hie<rnd«on of Kentucky. 

James Harvey, son of William Vance, bom Jan. 4, 1811, 
Greeneville, Tennessee, married Aug. 26, 1832 ait Warm 
Springs, North Cairolina, Jane Sevier (daughter of Valentine 
Sevier and Nancy Dinwiddle Sevier), died July 7, 1893 at 
Kngsport, Tennessee. Children: 

I. 'Charles Robertson, born Aug. !22, 1833, Jonesboro; 
wmrried Oct. 16, 1860 Margaret New^lan^. They had: 

(a) James Isaac, born Sept. 25, 1802, Arcadia, Tennes- 
see; married Dec. 22, 1886 at Yorkeville, South Carolina, 
Mamie Stile Currell. Children : Margaret, William, Agnes, 
Ruth, James, junior, and Charles R. 

(b) Rev. Joseph An-derson Vance, Nov. 17, 1864. 

(c) Charles R . 

(d) Margairet, Jan. 20, 1877. 

(e) Rebecca, Jan. 20, 1877. 

II. Maria. C, married Rev. John King, I^eosburg, 

III. Anna Elizabeih, died young. 

IV. Keziah, djed single. 

V. James H., married Fasten Padlock. . 

VI. Wm. K., married Fannie Miller, Union City. 

VII. Nannie, died single. 

VIII. Joseph, nrnmed Mattie Fain and had James F., 
and Ohai*les R. 

IX. Jennie. 

Pa^Jrick, son of William K. Vance, married^ Elizabeth 

and had John, James, David, William, Rob »rt, 

Sarah, married Campbell; Elizabl'h, married Davis; Jean, 
Mary, Jost^ph, and Smuel. 

William Nicholas Vance, M. D., son of William K. born 
Nov. 12, 1814 at (jreenville, Tennessee, married Sarah Ann 
Netherland and died^ Nov. 12, 1875. Chiildren: Keziah R., 
MaJrj' H., Samuel N., Charles S., Alice, William K., Ida, 
Jennie and Robert. 

\Mllim K., son of William N., barn May 27, 1852 at 
Bristol, married Susan M. Dorit. Children: Frt derick, 
Willi'am K., David and Douglas D. ArMfoss, Bristol, Ten- 


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Captain David Vance 

Captain David Vance born 1745 in Fredmck County,. 
Virginia, moved in 1775 to Burke County, North Carolina, 
where he taughlli school and becaane a surveyor. He served 
at King's Mounlain nd probably also at Ratnsons, Musgrove 
Mills,, Cowpens and Valley Forge. He was a member of the 
House of Commons 1786-91, then removedl 4o Bnmcomb 
County and in 1797, was one of tJie commissioners for run- 
ning the line betwen North Carolina and Tennessee, and be- 
came a Colonel of th»e militia. He died' about 1820. Some 
aufihori!/ies give 'him as tihe son of Samuel and Mar- 
gret LfiuughHn Vance, o^lhers as son of Samiuel and Miss 
Colville, otihers as a son of And(rew, as brother of Samuel 
(born 1762), brotheir of Jo86|>h Colville Vance, etc. Either 
would indicate him to be descend<^nt of the Irish family of 
Vans, as he no doubt w-as, the name David being common 
in all branches of the fmdly. 

David Vance married Priscilla Brauk and lived about 
nine miles north of Asheville, North Carolina, on Reeves or 
Reems Greek. The place of burial is upon a beautiful knoll 
selected by Ihim as a place from which to rise on the resur- 
rection day. The D. A. R's. have erected a monument over 
Ms grave. There is also a very 'handsome mojiument to his 
memory in the Public Square at Asheville, North Carolina. 
Besides his wife he lelft sons Samiuel, David and Robert and 
daughters Jean, Elizabeth, Sarah married* McLean, Priscilla 
^married George Whifson, Celia marriedi Benjamin Brittaiii, 
Samuel and the diaughters except Elizabeth, moved' to Eetst 
Tennessee and sc'OHed on lands providied for them along the 
Duck River* by their father. Mrs. Mary Burdett, of Austin, 
Texas, is di3scendent of Samuel. 

Jane or Jean, daaighter of David and Priscilla Vance was 
born Nov. 1777, near Asheville, North lOarolina^ and married 
Aug. 24, 1796 to Hugh Davidson. She died Jan. 12, 1858 
near Wart^ace, Tennessee. Children of this couple were: 

1 William Mitchell, born Aug. 21, 1797; ma«rried July 
6, 1837 and died March 6, 1877. One child. 

2 Priscilla, born July 6, 1799; married Jan. 2, 1821, 
died Aug. 20, 1840. lYn cJhildren. 

3 Margtaret M., born Oct. 18, 1801; manried Nov. 1, 
1832, died April 21, 1868. Four child'ren. 

4 David V., born Nov. 20, 1803; married Jan. 22, 1829, 
died Nov. 3, 1869. Nine children. 


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5. Angeline, born July 26, 1806; married Dec. 24, 1824; 
died Aug. 16, 184 — . Ndne childt^n. 

6 Joihn J., born July 26, 1808; mairied Dec. 8, 1833; 
died Oct. 12, 1897. Eleven children. 

7 Sarah Eliza, born April 25, 1810; died Dec. 2, 1810. 

8 Safluuel Leamter, born April 19, 1812; married three 
times; died Dec. 13, 1870. Five children. 

9. Hugh Lawson, born April 17, 1814, marred twice; 
died April 30, 1889. Two children. 

10 Rx)bert Bnauk, born Mai>ch 12, 1817; married twice.; 
died Oct. 3, 1900. Two chjkiren. 

11 Eliza Jane, born June 3, 1819; died S^pt. 18, 1822. . 

12 MarHha Ann, Dec. 16, 1822; married Dec. 24, 1840; 
died March 3, 1857. 

John Quincy Davidson, son of Hugh and Jean Vance, 
born June 26, 1808; married Dec. 3, 1833, Susan Hord, and 
died Oct. 12, 1879. They had eleven children, namely: 

1 Mary Jane, bom Nov. 14, 1834; marriMl May 5, 1865. 
Nine children. 

2 Rufus Exfanund, born Aug. 3, 1836; married Sept. 25, 
1862; died 1908. Ten <^hildren. 

3 Hugh Albert, born Jan. 8, 1839; m<amed July 30, 
1885. Tu'o children. 

4 SanKuel A., 'born*.Nov. 15, 1840. 

5 William, born Aug. 20, 1842. 

6 Susan Agnes, born March 12, 1844; married' Nov. 15, 
1866. Nine childlren. 

7 James Mitchell, born Sept. 6, 1849. 

8 Harriet, Sept. 13, 1851; mairied Oct. 3, 1871; died 
June 25, 1917. Eight children. 

9 Ooleman Lawrence, March 1855; m^urried July 6, 

10 RobL v., born March 26, 1858; married Oct. 14, 1884. 
Four children. 

11 Hameite E., d»aughter John and Susan, born Sept 
13, 1851; married! Oct. 3, 1871 to Joseph Oliveir Arnold and 
died June 25, 1917; had 1 Leonla Arnold born Nov. 14, 
1872; married June ,5, 1899 at Wartrace, Tennessee, to Dr. 
John Lane Walker. Children : 

Elizabeth, Feb. 26, 1901. 
Perry Arnold, Aug. 7, 1902. 
Leola, Aug. 1, 1905. 
Lvdir Lane, Sept. 16, 1908. 

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EUz-ibel'h, daughter of David, and Mary Priscilla B. 
Vnce rnapried firsit, William Mitchiell Davidson, and second, 
Smnuel Davidfeon. The Asheville, North Carolina family 
desci»nd fmi this couple. 

Robnrl Brank, son of David and Pniscilla Vance was a 
meanber of congress 1824 and 25 and wias killed in a duel 
n the latte«r year. 

David, son of Davidl and Priscilla \%nce, born Jan. 2, 
1792, died Jan. 14, 1844. He married Jan. 1825, Mira Mar- 
garet Baird, born Dec. 22, 1802 and died* 1878. They had : 

Laura Henrietta, boirn April 13, 1826. 
• Robert Brank, April 24, 1828. . - 

Zebulon B., May 13, 1830. 
James Noel, Feb. 10, 1833. 
Anna Ed'gewoT^fh, April 25, 1836. 
Sarah Priscilla, Jan 4, 1838. 
David L., Jan. 10, 1846. ' 

Hannah Moore, Aug. 10, 1842. 
Zebulon Baird Vance, born Buncomb County, North 

Oarolna, May 13, 1830 and died April 14, 1894. He married 
Harriet Newell Epsy and second Mrs. Florence Martn. 

He had ^Iwo sons and three daughters. He was 
Colonel of the 251h North Carolina 'Regiment. He was 
elected Governor of N'odh Caro'lina. He was one of the most 
brilliant men who ever sat in the Senatorial Halls, adding 
to his intellectual abli/Iy a ken and ready wit. He had four 
sons. One Thomas M. Vance is a prominent lawyer and 
politician living in Olympia, Wasihngton. 

Robf^rt Brank Vance, brother of David, was Brgadier- 
General in Confederate Army and member of Congrss sev- 
eral terms. He married Harriet McHroy and had four sons 
and two daughters. 

Vance in the Colonial Wars of Virginia 

Vance, Andrew — ^Hennings Statutes, Vol. 7, p. 216. 
Vance, John — Augusta Records, Vol. 1, p. 518. 
Vance, Patrick — Hennings Statutes, Vol. 7, p. 191. 
Vance, Samuel — Hennings Statutes, Yol. 7, p. 216; 
Vol. 8, p. 129. 

Vance, Thomas — Hennings Statutes, Vol. 7, p. 198. 
Vance, William — R. G. Thwai/Bers, Dunmore's Wars, 
p. 412. 


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Vance in the Revolutionary War 
Who Served in Virginia. 
(From Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia — State - 
Librarian's List). 
Vnce, David — Illinois Papers, D. 48; Rom. 15. 
Vance, Hadley — Conquest of the Norttiwest, 2:849. 
Vance, Jaimes — (Washing-ton County), Secrotary of War, 
135; Nen., 2 205. 

Vance, Jo^hn — (Ensigo) R. C. 

Vance, Joseph— (Pi tte) 50; Saflfell 263; War 4, 284, 386. 
Vance, Robeipf— (Captain) Ar. C. L. 26. Aud acct. VII, 214. 
Vance, Robert — (Lieutenant) Heitman 408. 
Vance, Robert— (Pitts) 16; War 4, 68. 
Vance, Williaim — (Captain) Heitman 408. 
Vance, Williajm — Illinois papers, D. 156. 
Patrick Vance was appointed) fiihird siupgeon in Chris- 
tian's Campaign at CSamp Lady Am/tier, Oct. 20, 1776. — 
**Hstoric Sullivan," Page 63. 

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The Wears came from ¥lsler, Ireland I'liey I'eached 
Augusta County, Virginia, by way of Pennsylvania as did 
many of the Augusta County, Virginia, early families. 

In April 1719, Robert Wier was one of the settlers in 
Nulfield, near Haverhill, MassachuseWs, (bu'l in New Hiamp- 
stiire) under the leadership of James McKee. It is probable 
that this Robert Wear was the father of Robert Wear, who 
later was estaiblis^hed in Augusta Oouulty, Viirginia, and was 
ttie father of Ool. Samuel Wear. 

The settlement of Naitfield was thought to be in Massa- 
chusetts, but 'Ihe general court of May, 1719, decided) that 
it was in New Hampshire. James Gregg and: Robert Wear, 
in k^-half of the Scotch-Irish settlers at Nutfield, asked the 
Governor and Court assembled at Portsmoultih, New Hamp- 
s*Kire, for a tov^nship ten miles square. They and others' 
obtained a dr^' from Ccl. John Wheeilv^Tdght. Londondt rry, 
New Hanypslhiire, was then incorporatedl in June, 1719. It 
voted 'lo give a lot to each of Hhe first comers, "which is the 
muuber (if twenty'' Robert Wear is one of tne twenty. To 
Robf^rt Wear and his wife, Mant'ha Wear, a daughter, Eliza- 
beth Wear ^ms born in 1723. ^ ^ 

A R(^b?rt XN'ear was Commissioner in Antrim County^ 
h-eland, 1717. 

FVw names have l>een su'bjected to such varied spelling 
as that of "Wear'*. Wier, Weyr, Weer and Ware are a 
few of the variations. The early recorder's ortbography 
confonmed only *to the sound of a name and' there its nicety 
end(Hl. Quite often a faxn»ily laccepll'ed the change witlhoiit 
protest, for to the pioneer, public records were more vital 
than the mere differenc of a letter or two in the spelling 
of his name. The families of Colonel Saanud Wear and his 
brother, John Wear, seem to have preferred "Wear". Thert^ 
rre several romantic stories accounting for that preference. 


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A laler family, spoiling the name **Weyr", settled Lb 
N. lih Carolina shortly prior to the RvoMion. The Vir- 
ginia tamily of which lihe Tennrssc^* family was a branchy 
spelled the naino W>ip as many of tho descendants do to 
this day 

While it is possible Ihal Ih<» family name is a corniptioa 
of the Anglo-Saxon word DeVere, Mrs. Louis(» Wilson 
Reynolds, aMpibiifes its origin to t?he Gothic 'Wchren", 
to check or from Ihe kindred Anglo-Saxon "\\'rr", which, 
literally transcribed, means 'To d&fend, ilo protect". From 
the latter we receive the woi^ 'Weir'', a dam. 

A family of Scotch^ *'Weii»s" was established in Irelanil 
in 1664 by the Rev. John Weir, who, with James Adair 
and several other ministers was sent irito Ireland 'io ad- 
minister Ihe covenant to all of the olTicers and sohfiei^s and 
Pr( li'stanfls in Iivland". 

The Rev. John Wear may have bt^^n the father, or 
grandfatiher of Roberl Weir,' or Wear, of Nntfield, Massa- 

As e4»rly as 1()90, we find in the City of Brotherly Love, 
Charles W>ir asking for ''ye thirty foot lot on ye river's 
bank adjoining Richard Wall and Timothy Clements". 

Charles Weir received the lot; he also is recorded as 
one of the first attorneys of Philadelphia. 
., An early line of Pennsylvania Weirs, with branches in 
OuYnberland County, is thought to have descended from 
Charles WHr; the names Ix^ar a marked dissimilarity fo 
those in the Robert Wear line. 

Robert, John and Williaim Weir were the found»»rs of 
the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, **Weirs". They are be- 
lieved to have come from Massachusetts about the year 
1737, and to have been sons of Robei^t Weir, of Nntfield. 
In that case their mother was Marttha and -the^ir sister 
was Elizabeth, a name frequent in the family to this day. 

(Col. Semuel Wear named his eldest daughter, Eliza- 

John Weir married Elizabeth Holmes, September 3, 1737i 
No record has been found of !I(he marriage of Robert or of 
William Weir. 

Since no line has been found in Pennsylvania for some 
time prior to the Revolution that could be credited to Joh» 
Weir, and! as subsequen'tly saich a line dtoes -appear io 
Virginia, we are led to the belief that John Weir emigrated 
to Richmond before Robert Weir purchased land in [he 
Borden grant in 1752. 


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Robert Wear, Father of Col. Samuel Wear 

In 1752, a deed is recordied to Robert Wear and John 
Gunninghain of eight hnndred and thirty-tbi'ee acrrs in 
Borden's Tract, Angnsta County, Virginia, and in 1754, 
Borden's executors deeded 2i0 acivs to Robert WVar and 
his wife, Rebecca. 

It is evident therefoi^e that Ro^l>eH Wear and his vvife 

who was Rebecca , were settled in Angusla County, 

Virginia abou'l 1752. l^is Ro^bert Wear must have l>eeri 

born about 1715. His marriage to Rebecca , took 

place about 1740. One of their sons, John Wear, was born 

in Bucks Connty, Pennsylvania, OC>:b( r , 1742. Samiuol 

Wear, tihe oth*er son of whom we 'have i^»cord, was born 
in Augusta County, Virginia, 1753. Robert Wear x^-as living 
\A the year 1789, and at t'hait period was probably about 

seventy-four yeai's old*. To Ro^l>ert and Rt^K^cca — 

Wear were born at leas't two sons, John and Saniiuel, and 
possibly other children whose names have not l>een pre- 

Near the year 1792 there were residing in Greene (Jlounty, 
Tenness(»e, Thomas Wear, John Wear, junior, Hugh Wear, 
Thomas Wear and Saumel Wear. The name Robert 
Wear ap|>ears on Colonel Wear's com|>any for the war 
1785, but theiT is no evidience that lie (mned land, in the 
coun:iy. Whether he was the father or a bro<t'her of (>)lon.?l 
Samuel Wear oau only be coujeetured. 

The pioneer family of Wears was not large. Hugh and 
John Wear, junior, are supposed to 'have been sons of John 
Wear, senior, a supposi'lion based on the fact that they 
resided near or adjoining the farm on which John Wear 
settled after his reomvel from Washington County info 
•^reen 'County. This farm, on the Xollichucky river south 
W Greeneville, is now^ lauywn as the Devault place. 

Thomas Wear in 1783 resided l>etween Grt^^neville and 
Newport ; his wife was named Elizabeth. Of Thcmias Wear 
nothing more is known. 

One of the above Wears, unfortunately the historians 
do not give the name, was killed at the Ikittle of EtovAah, 
April, 1793. 

Two Wear marriages are n*corde<i in Greene C/ounly, 
namely : 

Mapgareit Wear to Hugh Cunningham, October 8, 1702. 

Jane Wear to Thomas Lovelady, October 14, 1796. 


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John Wear, Son of Robert Wear 

John Wear, son of Robert Wear and brother of Colonel 
Samuel Wear and referred \o in the early records of Wash- 
ington and Greene Cuunties as "Jc<hn Wear, Genflefnail^' 
was born in Bucks 'Qounlty, Pennsylvania, October, 174?, 
and died in Sevier County, Tennessee, at the age of nineity- 
iwo years. He was about ten years of ag« when his father 
©migrated to Borden's ^ani, Augusta Oo«nty, Virginia. 
Among other contemporary families who had emigrated 
from Pennsylvania to Augu^Ia Coimfcy was 'that of Black- 

(ieneral Samuel Blackburn, was a disitinguiahed ofTic^^r 
of ithe Revolution, one of the most beloved friends of Gen- 
eral Washington and one of the pallbearers at Washington's 

John Wear married in Atugusta County, Virginia, Nancy 
Blackburn, a daughter of Benjamin Blaiokbuirn and a sister 
of General Samuel Blackburn. 

John Wear emigrated*, with his brother, Samuel Wear, 
to Washington Oounty, Tennessee, abouib the year 1778. He 
pmxjhased the plantation adjoining that of John Sevier and 
\i^vc he resided for several years. A reck in tihe river knowu 
as **Wear's Rock" is soi'pposed to mark the spot of an ac- 
cidental drowning of some member of his family, but tra- 
dffrion does not relate further details. 

John Wear served under his brother. Colonel Samuel 
Wear, a)t King's Mountain land was a soldier under General 
Nathaniel Greene at the '^Surrended of Yorktown," as his 
pension papers show, mentioning also Col. Wear's presence 
ol York town. He is also reputed to have had mnoh of the 
prowess, which dislinguished his brother in Indian war- 
fare. He was a man of cullaire and intelligence and was 
one of the early magistrates of both Washington and Greene 
Counties. Afllier the marriage of his daughter, Margairet 
Wear, to John Wilson. In 1792, John \\'ear moved into 
Greene County. He purchased one of the first 'town lots 
surveyed in ihe town of Greeneville, but resided on his 
farm, then called a "plantation," which lay below the old 
Greeneville College in a lovely vallley on the river, and which 
for many years has been owned by the DeVault family. 

Other friends may have failed' in their allegiance flo John 
Sevier, Govornor of Franklin, but Samnile and John We^r 
were faithful to the end. A laconic record once to be found- 


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on the books in the Greenevill'e court house, in the beautiful 
faded ohirography of ite clerk, General Daniel Kennedy, 
has in it not a liHitle pathos : 

**0n this -day of February, 1789, John Sevier and John 
Wear rode into court and took the oath thus subscribed ki 
&uch cases". 

The oath in question being that of renewed allegiance 
to North Oarolina. 

This was afller the fall of the hero^ic little state of Frank- 
lin ,in which Sevier and the Wares ha-d been leading siprits. 

In November of the same year, without a competitive 
rival, John Sevier was elected to represent Washington 
District, North Oarolina, in the UniHed States Congr^ess. 

John \\'ear and his wiife, Nancy Bkckburn Wear had 
ohildlren : 

Elizabeth Wear, married James Giray. 

Phoebe Wear, married George Maitithews. 

&usaii (?) married Bird. 

Hugh Wear. 

George Wear. 

Benjamin Wear, died l^etween 1835 and 1839. 

Margart(( Wear, married Jo'hn W. Wilson, 170"^. She 
died' 'between 1835 and 1840. 

Nancy Wear, miaTried Thomas Alexander. 

General Samlil Blackburn, of Virginia, dying without 
issue, Margarrt \\*ear was one of the many nieces accord- 
ing to the terms of his will, among whom his large estate 
was divided. 

At the date this legacy was receivedi, a witness in court, 
Valentine Sevier, son of Governor John Sevier, testified to 
years of intiaiiate friendship with John Wilson and his 
wife, Margaret Wear Wilson, and stated *4hat when a boy. 
wi^'h his lather's family, he had attended the celebration of 
the wedding of Margaret Wear to John Wilson in Wash- 
ington County". 

Margaret Wilson's name has come down to her descen- 
dants as a woman possessing many charm's audi virtui*s. 
She was a full cousin of both Gid^eon Blackburn and of 
'his wife, and the former always mlade his 'home with her 
when his pastoral duties brought! him to Washington and 
Greene Counties. 

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Mrs. Louise Wilson Reynolds has inherited Mapgarei 
Wear Wilson's Bihle, vvhioh #?iv> s the eldest son, John 
Wear Wilson, as horn SepUTn'l)er 10, 1793. John Wear 
Wilson was a soldier miclvr General Andrew Jackson at the 
Baf.lle of New Orlmns. H.» was twice married, first to Tsll- 
bella Rankin, and sect nd, lo Sarah Holl. 

The eldest daughter, Nancy Wilson, was named for 
Margaret Wilsons mother. She nmrried Tho»mas Lee. 


Robert A\'ear, the father of Saanuel Wear ajid John 
Wear (whose history has just been given), purchased land 
in the Ho^d^Ml Tract in Virginia in 1752, and on What prop- 
erty, in 1753, Samud \\ ear was born. His older 'brother, 
John We^ar, was born in 1742, in Ducks Counly, Pennsyl- 
vania, before the family left that state. 

Samuel Wt^ar began the military life which he was to 
follow always in 1777, when he was appointed ensign in 
the Augusta Militia. As he lived near John Sevier, and as 
both wvre yoimg ofTicere in the Augusta Militia, it is be- 
lieved that th(»ir intimate friendship began in ttieir early 
youth. It lasted throiighoait 'Iheir lives and they puirsued 
careers singularly similar. It is believed that John Sevier's 
removal 'lo the ''Mountains'' now Tennessee, influenced thai 
of his friend'. Tliey were together in all the advent'urons 
life of early Tennessee and served in the Indian campaigns, 
at King's Mountain and other battles and late»r in the War 
of 1812. They each married twice and each named a son 
for t^he other, Saimuel l>eing a name frequently jxirne in 
ifche Sevi(T connection to this day; John Wear l>eing equally 
fiamiliar. John had been a frequent name in the Wear 
family, as is evidenced in the foregoing record, but Samuel 
is not apj>arent in .the Sevier records before Hihe birth of 
Govi»rnor John Sevier's son who was named Sam-u el. 

In 1778 Samuel Wear married in Augusta Gounty, Vir- 
ginia. Mary (sometimes called *'Polly") Thompson, daugh- 
ter of Wi'lHam Thoimpson and Elizabeth Lyle Thompson 
(see *'No*table So'utihern Families, A'olume I, for the Lylo 
rcordi) . 

The children of Saimiel Wear and Mary Thompson 
\^>ar were : 

I. P^lizabeth ^^ ear, born October 4, 1780. who married 
Robert Armstrong, Third. (See Armstrong Family, ''Notv 
ble Souilhern Families, Volume I). 

II. Robei^t Wear, who married Lucretia Thomas. 


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III. Rebecca \Ve«ar, who married John Wilt. 
1\'. Samuel Wear, Second. 

V. John Wear, who married first, Susannah Mullen- 
Am*, and marri(»d second', Sara'h M. Patty. 

M. Mary \^'(^r, who married Colonel Simeon Perry. 

Oolonel SaiiKuel Wear, afl^r the death of Mary Thomp- 
son \\'ear, married Mary Gilliland, daughter of John and 
Rlizalx'Mi Gilliland and had children: 

VII. Diana XA'ear, who married David Johnson. 

VITT. Pleasant M. Wear, who married Tryphena Tipton. 

I\'. Margtfipet Wear, who married D. B. Oummings. 

X. Minerva Wear, who married John Guthrie. 

(lolojiel Wear served in j>ublic life for half a cenoiry. 
He removedi with John Sevier from Augusta County, Vir- 
ginia, to th(» "Mountains" some time after his marriage in 
1778 to Mary Thompson and before the Battle of King's 
Mountain, October 7, 1780, wtien he ^^'as alrieadly a resident 
of (he mountain country. 

San>uel \>'ear, after making a c^hoice of land for his new 
home, about five miles frcon Sevierville, on fthe wx^st side 
of Little Pidg(H)n River, returned to Virginia for his family, 
leaving a negi'o slave nain<Hl Frajik to take care of The place 
and laise corn. 

His d^iughter, Elizabeth Wear, was born in Augusta 
Cmuity, Virginia, Octo^ber 4, 1780. 

T]w i}hev Children of Samuel Wear seem to have 'been 
boru in "the mountains'" in what is now Tennessee. 

Cohuiel Wear served in the War of 1812 as a Colonel. 
He died April 3, 1817 and is bnried within a mile of Hen- 
d(»rson Springs, Tennessee. He willed his entire proper^ly 
k) his second wif(» until his yonngest child should become 
of age. 

SaiU'uel Wear was a captain in the Battle of King's 
Mouutain and one of the organizers of the historic band 
whidi in the Battle of King's anountaJin pu^t the enemy to 
iH)ute and j)ractically eiwled t'he Hevolulionary War. 

His partioii)ation in King's Mountain is proved by every 
early Tennessee history and hundred's of documents. He 
was also present at 'the surrender of Yorktown, and 'this 'S 
attested by the jM^nsion pai>ers of his brother, John Wear. 

Samuel Wear's participation in all t^he early life of Ten- 
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firtate is well known. He was an ardent Indian campaigner, 
quite as enthusiasHc and as successful as John Sevier, and 
Hjairnsey's is full of liis adhievements. 

He wias a clerk of the State of Franklin and Colonel of 
its militia. He w«is a member of the first legislative body 
ever assejnbled in Tennessee, the first Franklin convention. 
He "was a member of the first Tennessee L^islature also 
and a member of the comaniBtee which made the constitu- 
tion of the ne%\^ state. 

He was for many yeJars clerk of UShe Ck>unty of Sevier 
and he served in the War of 1812. 

He lived to a good' old age and is described by Lyman 
Dira[)er in ^'Heroes of King s Mounifmn" as being iJall, fully 
six feet in height, dark-complexioned and possessed! much 
energy' of character. 

His descendanits are all eligible to the Societies of the 
Rpvohiliqn and the Societies of 1812. 

The place selectiMi by Samuel Wear for his home is 
known to this (My as **Wear's Gove". 

He and two yoamg sons were fired upon by a party of 
thirty savages on one occasion. Again on June 19, 1793, 
a baud of Indians entered ^'Wear's Gove," out down the 
growing corn, stole one horse, killed 'ten and destroyed the 
mill. Col. Wear with a pai^ly of neighbors pursued the 
maurauders and at TaHahassee a battle resulted in which 
sixteen Indians were killed and four taken prisoner. 

In 1784, lOol. Wear was elected '*diEMputy to the convention 
to df»libera1e upon public affairs". The convention met at 
Joneslxiro, Augtust 23, 1784. At tha'L con\^n4ion, the first 
ever hf^kl in what is now T^^nnfossee, was born the Stale 
of Franklin. 

When the State of Franklin had become a fact after that 
"deliberation upon puWic affairs", its new Governor, John 
Sevier, appointed Samuel Wear, Glerk of the Gounity Gourt 
of Sevier GounKy, and Golonel of the Regiment. In the 
summer of 1786, he was appointed one of the Gommission- 
ers to negotiate a treaty with the Indians. The conference 
between the Gommissioners and the Indians lasted four 
days and) ended at Goylbn, August 3, 1786. 

Old Tassel and Hanging Maw were present at Ghota 
Ford for this treaty. The land claimed by the Gommis- 
sioners included the Island in the Tennessee at the mouth 
of the Holstbn and from the bead of the Island to the divide 
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see, which had been tpansferred to the settlers by North 

After /Ihe short life and fall of Franklin, Governor Wil- 
liam Blount called an election which was held in December, 
1793, and Samuel Wear was elected a member of the first 
Assembly of the Territory of Tennessee (represeniing the 
Crounly of Jefferson). The Assemhly wajs cabled to order i!i 
Knoxville, February, 1794. He was one of the committee 
of five appointed by this Asseonbly to draft an address to 
Congress. In this addi*ess the people of the Territory of 
Tennessee demanded a declapation of War against th© 
CSreeks and- 'ihe Oherokees. 

His name is found continually in the early records of 
the Territory and the State. and he was a member of the 
first Tennessee Legislature after the Territory passed into 
a Slate. He was a member of the Committee which wrote 
the first Constitution. 

In the War of 1812 he was a Colonel, though that title 
had already been 'bestowed upon him during the brief life 
of the State of Franklin. He died April 3, 1817, on his plan- 
tation and is buried within a mile of Henderson Springs, 
near Sevierville, Tennessee. He was survived by his second 
wife. His will, which is recorded, left all his property to 
his wife until his youngest child should come of age. 


Elizabeth Wear, ddest child of Samuel Wear and his 
firsil wife, Mary Thompson Wear, was born October 4, 1780, 
a few days before her father's participation in the Battle 
of King's Mountain. She was born in Augusta County, 
Virginia, though her father had removed to the "Moun- 
tains" before :Ihat date, returning shortly after the King's 
Mountain Battle to accompany his wife and daughter to 
the new home. 

Elizabeth Wear married Robert Armstrong the Third. 
Their children were: 

( 1 ) Drury Payne Armstrong, married Amelia Houston. 

(2) Adidison Wear Armsilrong, married Nancy Mc- 

(3) Mariah Armstrong, married John Brooks and 
Jaimes McMillaji. 

(4) Rutelia Armstrong, married Thomas Gillespie 
Oraighead. ^ ^issj 

(5) Charlotte Perry Armstrong, married Samuel Arm- 
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(6) Robert Horace Armslrong, died young. 
(7J Margaret Oimningham Armstrong, married Samuel 
Hannibal Love. 

(8) Dialthea Perry Annslrong, married Pleasant M. 

(9) James Houston Armstrong, miarrie«d Ann E. Pork. 

(10) Malinda Armstrong, married Samuel Morrow. 

(11) Samuel Thmnpson Anrnstrong, died voung. 

(12) Belty Annslrong, (Ikni af bir^h. 

Elizabeth Wear \\"as accustomed to the someuiiat ex- 
cilting life of a soldier's household, as she was tihe daughter 
of the stalwart Saanuel \A>?u\ She must, therefore, have 
been resigned to Robert Armstrong's career which was also 
that of a soldier and Indian fighter. It is rela'led in the 
family annals that on one occasion (1819), Robert Arm- 
etrong returned from a campaign against the Indians to 
find his wife and new born babe dead and a little son, 
Robeiif, lying dead beside them. The little boy had probably 
been exposed in some way during his mother's illness. 
Elizaibeth Wear and Robert Armstrong the ITiird, and these 
two little chilldren are buried on the place upon which they 
lived, now known as the Bounds place, on the river a few 
miles above Knoxville. 

For the descendants of Ro])ei^I and Elizabt*4h Wear 
Airmstrong see Armstrong Pa'mi'ly Vol. 1 Notable Sortiithern 


Robert Wear, son of t)ol. Samuel Wear and his wife 
Mary Thompson Wear, was born 1781, after his father and 
mother had moved t'vinn Augusta (bounty, Virginia, to the 
new country. He married Lucrelia Thomas. Their children 
were : 

(1) Louisiana Wear. 

(2) Eliza Wear. 

(3) Betsy T. Wear. 

(4) Albert G. Wear, who died young. 

(5) Mary Thompson Wear, or Polly as she was called. 

(6) Erskine Haywood Wear. 

(7) Malvina Wear. 

(8) Gilbert N. Wear. 

(9) Lelitia Wear. 

(10) Isaac n. Wear. 

(11) Lucinda D. Wear. 

(12) Lucretia A. Wear. 


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(13) Robert H. Wear. 

(1) Loiiiskna Wear, bo-pn 1803, died 1890; married 
John B. Tip'lon. Their children were : 

Lucretia Tipton (who married Robert L. McNutt and had 
no children) ; 

Lavinia (who merriedi William H. Dawson and had 
John B. Daw&on who married Phoebe Steed and had chil- 
diren; William R. Dawson, who married Bettie Eknore and 
had Eva L., Charles E. and Edna E. Dawson; Sarah L. Daw- 
son, who married Frank Beals and had Frank and Daisy 
Beals, and married second, David Simpson and had Jessie 
Simpson; Mary L. Dawson (who married I>wis A. Hunt 
and had Oharles F., Lewis and Glaldys Hunt) . 

Marshall G. Tipton Who married Sarah J. Da^^^son and 
had Mary Elizabeih Tipton (w'ho married Henry C. Cobb 
and had Frank S., Robert C, Lena, Edgar, Oharles and 
Margaret Cobb) ; Louise Tipton (who married Preston P. 
Sooy and had Frank Sooy, and mamed' second, D. L. Ed- 
monson) ; Marshall Alexander Tipton (who married Laura 
A. Shelterly and'h»ad BeCAie C, Frank, Maoide and Marshall). 

Elizabeth Tipton married John C. Wilkey. 

Amelia M, Tipton married Hugh L. McNutt and had 
Lucretia McNutt (who married Archibald Hitoh and had 
Bobert E., Sadie D., William B. and Lina Hitoh) ; and Mary 
E. McNutt (who married' Samuel P. Clark and had Hugh M., 
Lula and John Thomas Clark). 

Sarah T. Tipton married' Elbert S. Cobb and had Mary 
(who dred young) , Lena (who died unmarried) , Arty (who 
married Andrew B. Montgomery and had Frank M., Myrtis, 
Ar<ly and Joseph Montgomery), Aurelia (who married Lon- 
nie M. Wimberly and had Dora C Wimberly), Malvina Lee 
(who married Joseph Reagan and had Madge T. Reagan), 
Rachel (who married William \y. McCormack and had 
ClifTordi died young and another son), and Eva (who man- 
ried Bennett White). 

Malcom M Tipton married Amanda Rider and had no 

Jonathan N. Tipton married Eliza Jane Blair and had 
nine children : John Blair Tipton (-who married Addie An- 
derson) ; Henry F. Tipton (w^ho married Daisy Belle Wil- 
son) ; Malcom M. Tipton (w%o married Alma W. Mayo) ; 
Oora E. Tipton; Robert F. Tipton; David D. Tipton; Laura 
E. Tipton; Edgar E. Tipton and Pearl E. Tipton. 

Gilbert H. Tipton married Martha Nelson and had Sid- 


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ney N. Tipton (who marrieidi Elbridge Gerry Mayo), John 
B., Hope M., NeI»on, Lawrence P. and Bessie A. Tipton. 

Caswell T. Tipton nmrried' Evaline Montgomery and had 
Samuel H., Robert 0., Edgar B., Nina L., Frank C, Horace 
G. and Lou Annie Tipton. 

Henry T. Tipton married Mattie T. Tipton and had 
Louise, Lula, John H., Nellie, Lucy, Malcolm and Henry 

(2) EHza Wear, daughter of Robert Wear and Lii- 
oretia Thomas Wear, married Micfhael Girdner and had 
seven children: 

Lorindia Gird'ner married John W. W. De«anmond and 
h«jd James M., Mary E., Lucretia Adeline, Haywood, Robert 
B., Allen J., Samuel, Catherine L., Sarah T., Herman W. 

F^liza Jane Gird'iier nuai'Tied William A. Amdau and 
had Henry A. Audas, Ella A. Audas, Mary C Aud«J5, Eliza- 
beth J. Audas, Maria E. Audas, James W. Audias, Lorenzo 
D. Audas and Richard M. Aud€ts. 

Alexander Augustus Girdiner married N'ancy VanBidder 
and hadi Eliza H., Aseivalh Ann mid N*an€y Augaisitus. 

Lucretia Malvina Girdner married John Audas and had 
J. Thomas., Michael, Martha Jane, Samuel R., William 
Henry, Isaac D., Jam-es B., Oharles H., Ha>n\'ood, John M, 
and Lucretia Audas. 

Lsoiiidas Ha'y^vood Girdner married Mrs. Asenath M. 
Lowery and had Robert T., D. Richard, Bettie, Amanda, 
Lillie, William Haywood, Oharles E. and Hattie. 

Maria Looiise Girdner married Joseph Lowry Meek and 
ha)i Katie G., James G., Charles W., Nancy E., Susan E., 
Martha J., Minnie F., Joseph F. and Amanda E. Meek. 

Mary Emiline Girdner married Hugh Hamilton Craig 
and had William G., James B., Ann Eliza, John H., Samuel 
H. and Robep; C. 

(3) Betsy T. Wear, daughter of Robert Wear and Lu- 
Gretia Thomas, married Creed Fulton and had Ferdinand 
FHi'lton and Aurelia Fulton; both died young. 

(5) Mary Thompson Wear, daughter of Robert Wear 
and Lucre' ia Thomas Wear, married James A. Gallegher 
ami had Ella (w'ho married Zophar Case), Louisa (who 
married James ShradV^r), and Lee Alhei^t Gallagher (who 
married Antoinette Holly. 

John Albert (iallagjher married Kate H. Gil'lman and 
had Leo and Victor; maiTied second, Lina Catherine Gillum 
and had Catherine. 

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cretia Thomas Wear, married Rachel E. Mqppow and had. 
tvvo daughters Lucretia Penelape We^arandMargare'tE. Wear 
Lucretia Penelope Wear married Anderson L. Carson 
and had several children who died young and Mary Alioe 
Garson (married Hugh L. Isbell, Addie Roselia (married 
James Hightower), Lillier Lucre^lia Carson (married Ander- 
sen R. Tallent), Anderson L. Carsan (married' Alice 

Margaret E. Wear married John A. Hull and had Alice 
May (married Lenry F. Lieb), Mary E. Hull (married 
Henry F. Hughes), LiWie G. H'u'll (married John Irvine Hios- 
tettor), Nannie Morrow Haill (married Charles W. Barnes). 

(7) Malvina Wear, daughter of Robert Wear and Lu- 
cretia Thomas Wear, marrieid James W. Lea and had : 

Mary L. Lea (married Robert K. Byrd). 
Myrtele A. Lea (married Denning) . 
Albert T. Lea married Virginia A. Darnell and had a son, 
Albert Eugene Lea, wh^o married his cousin, Deborah Wear. 

(8) Gilbert N. Wear, son of Rober<t and Lucretia 
Thomas Wear married Margaret A. Strain and had James 
H., Nancy L., Susan Jane, Margaret M., Martha L., Robert 
T., Mary L., Eliza \^^ ;and married second, Mary A. Wilson, 
'by 'Whom he had the following children : William C, 
Elbert N., Oscar Lowe, Mary, Julia A., Eugenia, Emma, 
Gilbert L., Viola, Howard T. Gilbert N. Wear had twnty- 
three children by his two wives. Some of Hliem died young 
and are not enumerated in this list. 

(10) Isaac Decatur Wear, son of Robert Wear and 
Lucretia Thomas Wear married first, M. A. Blankenship, by 
whom he had Elizabeth L. and Robert T. ; married* second, 
Susannah A. J. Shelton by whom 'he had John M., Talbert 
B., Looiisiana A. arid Susan D. ; and married 'third, Susanna 
IsbeJl, by whom he had no ohildTen. 

(11) Lucinda Jane Wear, married William Singleton. 

(12) Lurcetia A. Wear, married Thomas Harvey. 

(13) Robert. H. Wear. 


Rebecca Wear, third' child of Col. Samuel Wear by his 
first wife, Mary Thompson Wear, was born 1787. She died 
1836. She married in 1807, John Witt. They went from 
Tennessee to Fayetteville, Arkansas, Crittendon County, to 
reside. They ^had eight childfeo, namely: Robert Witt, 
William Samuel Witt, John Witt, Elizabeth Witt, Caroline 
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Robf rl Witt, son of John and Rebecca Wear Witt, bora 
ajbonl 18U8, married about 1829, Sarah Wallace and moved,, 
it is said, 1o Fort Snuiii-'h, Arkansas, where he died. TJiey 
•had !Iwo children. 

William Samuel Witt, son of John Witt and Rebecca 
Wear Witt, was born about 1801. .He maj^ried first, in 1832^ 
Mary Dennis and had two children: Elizabeth Witt (who 

married Oheston and haid a daughter t'hat married 

George Trapp) ; William Jackson Witt, born 1845, died 
1893, (who mteimned Catherine V. Gardner, daughter of 
William Gardner and Matilda Robbins Gardner. Their 
childrt4i were William Siamuel Witt, Mary M. Witt (pnar- 
ried William Hobbs Watson of Hot Springs, and has a so«, 
William Hobbs Watson) ; Lillian Mae Witt, Frederick Witt, 
and Miles B. Witt). 

John Witt son of John Witt and Rebecca Witt marrien 
Lillian Harrington. 

Elizabeth Witt, daughter of John Wilt and Re^becca 
Wear Wear Witt, married William Lewis and went to the 
Indian Territory to reside. They had four children, two 
•daughlers names umkno'wn, and Maggie Lewis ("who mar- 
ried Davis, lived in Vincent, Arkansas, anki had & 

son. Perry Davis), and Joeeph Lewis, who married in Hot 
Springs, Arkansas, and went to Indian Territory to reside. 

Caroline Witt, daughter of John Witt and Rebecca Wear 
Witt, married Isaac Grabb. Nothing further is known, 
of her. 

Margaret! Witt, daughter of John Witt and Rebecca 
Wear Witt, married Oliver Wallaoe and had four children, 
among theim Houston Wallace. 

Ohairlotte Witt, daughter of John Witt and Rebecca 
Wear Witt, married Berry. She left no children. 

Ma-lilda Jane Witt, daughter of John Witt anid Rebecca 

Wear Witt married first in Vincent, Arkansas, 

Locker and had Frances Lockeo*; married second, 

Edwards and haid' Josephine Edwards; married third Berry 
Lack and had no children by him. Prances Locker married 
ThOimas Smith, of Vincent, Arkansas, and had Adolplius 
Smith, 'Oharles Smith, Katie Smith and' Ethel Smith. Katie 
SmVJh married William Graven. Josephine Edwards, the 
only child by Malinda Jane Witt's second marriage, mar- 
ried James Brown and had one dteiuglhter named Cleveland 
Brown. Matilda Jane WiW, married third Berry BHack 
Ibut had no childi*en by this marriage. 


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Samuel Wear, son of Ck)l. Saimiel Wear and Mary 
Thoimson Wear, inarried and livcld' in Alabama. 

I't is believed thai he married Sal'lie \A''hite, as a mamage 
record in Knox Oounly, Tennessee, September 26, 18H, is of 
Saimuel Weai, junior, ito Sallie Whi'tie. His children were 
David Wear, Rebecca Wear and Mary Wear. 


John Wear, son of Col. Samuel Wear and Mary Thomp- 
son Wear, born about 1792, married' Susannah MuHendore, 
and mairied second Sarah M. PaBty. His diildren were; 
Mary Wear (who imarried first Isaac T. R. EHis and married 
second George W. \Aaters) ; Miisadora Weair( who married? 
Maslon E. Eslinger) ; Robert Wear (who married Matilda 
Ann Francisco) ; Lavater Wear (who married Martha Jane 
Meyers) ; El<izat)etli Wear (who married first Alfred Baker 
and married second' Enoch L. Waters) ; Malindia H. Wear 
(who married John Murray Marshall) ; John Wear (who 
married Julia L. Gabler) ; Thomats J. Wear (who married 
Mary 'Oow^sen) ; Roten G. Wear (who married Sarah E. 
Stevenson) ; Creed F. Wear (who died unmarried^) ; Diana 
Wear (who married Ezikel K. Hurst) ; Marrtha Wear (who 
married James M. Bird) ; Nancy Wear (w?ho married John 
Oaylor) ; Isaac D. Wear; Rebecca Wear (who married Bart 
Suttles) ; Jose»phine Wear (who married Nathan Meyers) ; 
Solly Wear (who married James A. Ke«rley) ; Malvina Wear 
(who married first Wyley Brickley, and married second 
Alfred Boiling) ; Letilia Wear (who married Willam 
Hatcher) ; and Pleasant A. Wear (who married Olive Bruce 


Mary Wear, sixth child of Col. Samuel Wear and his 
first wife, Mary Thompson Wear, was born 1795. She 
died 1821. She married 1801, Simeon Perry. Their chil- 
diren were: 

( 1 ) Caroline Frances, who married Drury H. Field and 
had Mary F. FieM (who married Isaac Newton Jones and 
had John F. Jones, William I. Jones, Wood F.' Jones and 
Gemrge A. Jones) ; Drury H. Field, junior (who married 
Lajura A. Pearce and had John E., William H., and Susanna 
P.) John Edwin Field (who married Fannie S. Brown and 


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had Jesse B. Field and William R. Field), Game Eliza 
Field (fwho marpied Bradley Henry and had Surrey Henry, 
Thomas P., Henry an«d Jdhn M. Henry) , Florence Field (who 
married John Wood Lindley), Eudora Field (who married 
ftrsl Daniel W. Hearne and married second William Boul- 
ware),awd Ma'llie Lee Field ('NVho married Gabriel M. 

Jaimes Monroe Perry, who maoried Mrs. Hannah Jack- 
son Brace, widow of Dr. Robert Bruce and daughter of 
Green Jackson. Their chiWren wer%: Imogen© and Ho^. 
ratio, (died young) ; Mozelle Peiry (who manried John G. 
Kirksey and had Imogene, Walter P., Kenimope V., Mozelle, 
Pauline. Ilermance, Guy, Gertrude, and Ina) ; Deaicalion 
Perry (who married Mattie Barnes and bad Haile, Mozelle, 
and- Haltie) ; Conrad Perry (who married Alice Barnes and 
hiad Stewart Estello an'd Teanpe), ancB Tenipe P^rry 
(who marri( d Ooloimbus Haile and had Teimj>e and Oolum- 
bus who both died young, an»d' Temipe and Elsie) . 

Oolonel Samuel Wear married Hwice. His first wife, 
MK-uy Thompson, died in 1797. His second wife was 
Mary Gilliland. She survived her distinguisihed husband 
for m<oro than tweniy years, and according to diescriptions 
left by her grand ohild'ren, was a pretty, vivacious woman, 
fond of gaity and the center of an interesting group. Colo- 
nel Wear died April 3, 1817. As a Oapflain at King's Moun- 
iain, a Oolonel in the War of 1812, and' an im'portant man 
in the comm'unity from every point of view, his widow had 
a station to maintain and she seems to have enjoyed main- 
taining it. Oolonel Wear did noJl apply for a pension, nor 
did his widoov'. His means and hers, followng his death, 
were ample. She lived until some ti/me in the early forties, 
the exact date of her death not being known. 

She had four children, namely: Diana; Pleasant M.; 
Margaret and Minerva. 


Diana, pi^obably fihe eldiest child of Oolonel Samuel Wear 
and Miary Gilliland Wear, married Dovid Johnson, who 
went to Missouri before 1840, being the first of the family 
to go there. He built and established ilhe first Dry Goods 
store in Springfield, Missouri. 


Pleasant M. Wear, son of Oolonel Samuel \A'ear and his 
$ec(md wife, Mary GillHland W'ear, was born October 12th, 


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1802, in Sevier ounty, Tennessee. Pleasant M. Wear was 
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Sevier County from 1828 to 
1838. He then served as a Major in the Seminole War in 
Florida. Some time in 1840 he removed with his family 
and slaves to Missouri, whore for majiy years he was Clerk 
of the Court of Lawrenoe County. He died in Mount Ver- 
non, Lawrence County, Missourli, January Tlilh, 1870. He 
married, before leaving Tennessee, Tryphena Tipton, daugh- 
ter of Colonel John Tipton. There is an interesting story 
about this marriage. We know' of the Sevier-Tipton feud. 
Wp know of the Sevier-Trptoii friendsihip. A Wear boy 
and a Tipton girl were swee^lhearts. The Weair^ were op- 
posed, probably the Tiptons also. The boy and girl were 
(fcteraiined. They agreed to bury fhe subject of the inherited 
illfeeling and get married. This they 'did and loyally kept 
th<' agi'e anient. This boy was Pk'asanli M. Wear and the girl 
Tryphena Tipton. She died in Mount Vernon, September 
Isl, 1863. He married for his second wife, Mrs. Naomi 
M<^all. He had no children by his seoon»d wife. His chil- 
dren by his first wife, Tryphena, were: Malinda; Lavinia; 
Mary; Helen Mar; Margaret; Oscar; Lucretia; John Guth- 
rie; Caswell Tipllion; Pleasant M., junior; Alice. 

Malinda Wear, daughter of Pleasant M. Wear and Try- 
phena Tipton Wear, was born November 27th, 1827. She 
died in the early part of December, 1862 in Fayetteville, 
Arkansas, as a iresult of exposure in that most severe of 
all winters, while aWending wounded Confederate soldiers. 
She was married Deceniber lOiih, 1845 to John Sprller Kim- 
braugh who wajs born in Louisa County, Virginia, July 5th, 
1819. and died in ainton, Missouri, May 16l!h, 1895. Their 
chil-ciren were: Mary Ksalherine; Pleasant M., and Anna 
Nixon We'ar. 

Marj^ Kalherine, daughter of Meilinda Wear and John 
Spiller, Kimbrough, was born in Springfleld, Missouri, Juno 
24Ui, 1850; died' in Clinton, Missouri, Augusftl 28th, 1894; 
married in Clinton Missouri, November 16th, 1871, Harvey 
Wallis Salmon, who was bom Janruarj^ 16tii, 1839, Green- 
vifte District, South 'Carolina. They had five Children : 

Harvey Woodson Salmon, born March 18th, 1873, in 
Clinton, Missiauri, married in Kansas City, Mis&ouri, 
August 21st, 1905, Myra Qudntilla Smi'lh who was born 
August 12th, 1882 in Seattle Washington. They had two 
dhildren, Katherine Bush, born in St Louis, Missouri, 
August 11, 1906, and Elizabeth Kimbrough Salmon, born 
May 1st, 1910, in St. Louis, Missouri. 


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John Young Salmon, born August 28th, 1875, died 
January 26th, 1886. 

Mew-itl Kiinbroiigh Salmon, born in Clinton, Missouri, 
August 23rd, 1877. He was nuirriod! in August, 1917. to 
Florence Estclb M'cLccd, of Michigan, and now resides in 
Los Angelee?, Oalifornia. Tliey have no childien. 

Louis Salmon was born September 9lh, 1879, at Clin- 
ton, Missouii and married-Jime 7th, 1905 at Clinton, How- 
Bflxl Bailey, who was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, 
October 24th, 1861. They have no children. 

Warren Davis Salmon, was born at Clinton, Missouri, 
January 2nQi, 1882, died in St. Louis, Missouri, November 
27th, 1916. He married Katherine Lindsey, March 19th, 
1904, at Sedalia, Missouri. -Their children are: Har\'ey 
Wallis, born Clinton Missouri, January 12th, 1905. Mar- 
garet Lindsay, born June 27^h, 1909 in Clinton, Missouri. 

Fieasant \\>ar, son of Malinda. Wear and John 
6pillcr Kimbrough, married M^y Brooks and had seven 
childr^Mi, namely: Russell Wear, married; Katherine 
Salmon, married E S. Nolen by wihom she had a son, 
Edwin Salmon Nolen; Maude; Pleasant Wear; Oscar; 
Susan and Allen Brooks. 

Anna Nixon, daughter of Malinda Wear and John 
Spiller Kimbrough, married' W. A. Davison, a lawyer of 
Jefferson City, Missouri. They have no children. 

Lavinia, daughter of Pleasan't M. Wear ami Try- 
phena Tipton Wear, was born in Tennessee, July 17, 1829, 
and married Dr. Nicholas B. Hooker, April 7tih, 1846. Their 
dhildren were: 

Katherine, (Mary T.), who was born January 3, 
1848, married Henry George, January 15, 1867, in Mount 
Vernon, Missouri, and had two children: Sarah (Sallie), 
who married George King and had two sons, Paul and 
Ohades, who live in Little Rock, Arkansas; Charles B. 
who died oinmarried. 

William Barnes, who w^s born Novem'ber 13, 185'3. 
He is unmarried. 

Oharfes, born Ctetcber 24, 1855, who married- Tblirsa 
Bell, May 25, 1879, lives in Monnt Vernon, and 'has two 
ohil'dlren : Clyde and Floss. Clydie married Andy McCanse, 
February 7, 1904, and to theon were born tlhree diildren: 
Harrell, McOanse and N. B. Floss married Henry Toliver, 
February 7, 1907. 

Pleasant M., was bmn Decemiber 11, 1907. 

Mary, daughter of Pleasant M. Wear and/ Typ^hena 


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Tipton W^ar was born in Tenn'essee, March ;:^5, 1831. She 
mairied flrs-t Tho«ms Jefferson Goirk, August 17, 1848, by 
whom sihe had one son, Thomas J., junior, She -married 
second John W. Ween, by wih-om she had Ave children: 
Oscar Hdmes, who married Catherine Reynolds, of Mount 
Vernoui; Tipton, Jesse W-ear, wJho married Minnie Barker, 
Sarali Tryphena, who married John Henry Brown, and to 
(his union four child*ren were born: Daniel Marion, 
Florence, Ophelia and Thomas, and William Woodson, w^ho 
married Hattie Kir'by (one child), Lelia. 

She marr'ied third Thomas Stephens, by ■wihom she had 
three girls, Frances Kate, born March 25, 1870, and married 
Jack Reynolds, die^dl later in Coffeyville, Kansas, January 
1889; Naomi Blanche, bcrn Augiis»l 29, 1872, married' first 
J. A MillBr, second S. K. Gibson; Lavinia Josephine, born 
May 15, 1868, married D. M. Fenton, Noveon'ber 10, 1892, and 
'has one daughter, Freda Madaline, w'ho miarried R. B. 
Harness and lived in Kansas City, Missooiri. 

Helen Mar, dlaaighter O'f Pleasaii'I! M. and Tryphena 
Tipton Wear, w^as born December 27t'h, 1832, and died 

Margaret, daiighfer of Pleasant M. Wear and Try- 
phena Tipton Wear, was born January 7th, 1835, died in 

Oscar Wear, son of Pleiisanit M. Wear and Try- 
phena Tipton Wear, was iborn October, 1836; married 
Prances Brown in 1859. They had no chiidlren. 

Lucretia Wear, daughter of PleasanH M. and Try- 
phena Tipton Wear, was born Nove<m't)er lOlih, 1838, and 
married Thomas Everett in 1854. 

John Gutfhrie, son of Pleasant M. and Tryphena 
Tipton Wear, was born Novem'ber 4th, 1840. He was a law- 
yer, a Gonfedlerale soldier, and Judge of the U. S. Disitriet 
CJouirt of Southeast Missouri. He received the appointment 
from President Cleveland and served as Judge far sixteen 
years. He saj-s that his father, Pleasiant M., used to tell 
him of the change in the spelling of the name. Colonel 
Samuel, a patriot, had a break "wilih members of the family 
who were for King George. In defiance of kings and "tax- 
ation without representation'",he changed the ''i" to **a" 
making Weiir in'to Wear. John Guthrie Wear was 
married on November, 1865, 'to M'iss Young: Their chil- 
dren were: Oharles Young Wear, died! in early manhood; 
Pleasant M., died young; Catherine, married William 
Dickey, and has one son John, married. 


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Caswell Tipton Wear, son of Pleasarit M. Wear and 
his wife Tryphena Tipfon W-mr was 'born in Grwne Crounly, 
Missouri, June 25, 1842. He marriecJ Sarah Elizabeth Par- 
rotit, May 31, 1863, at Mounjt Vernon, Missouri. He died 
Jan. 23, 1921, at Pkcentia, Galifopnia, and/ was buriledat 
Pawnee, Oklahoma, by the si<le of his wife wh^o had died 
several years before him. The ohildlren were Oscar De- 
WiM Wear, w«ho di^ yoaing; Horace G. Wear who was born 
October 25, 1865 (married Neilia Kelly and had' one child) ; 
Saanuel Tipton Wear, bom September 27, 1867; Prances 
Try])hpna Wear, barn December 11, 1869, died Novemtber 
19, 1898 (married William C. Oherry and had one chilil 
who died young) ; Mary Eleanor Wear, ^Jaughter of Gas- 
well T. andi Sarah Elizabeth Wear, 'born Jan. 28, 1872, mar- 
ried Philip Dixon Sergemt, at Mount Vernon, Missouri, Dec. 
29, 1891. Their children are : 

David Wear Sergeant, born Oct. 23, 1893, and 
married Oairie Aline Wining, at Ashland, Oregon, Dec. 8, 

Hilda Marguerite Sergent born Dec. 28, 1875, married 
Ernest Joseph Vaillancour at Ashland, Oregon, 'Feb. 18, 

Mildred Dorothy Sergent, born June 22, 1897. 

Mary Elizabeth Sergent, born Marc^h 3, 1899 mar- 
ried Ralph Wil'ber Swihai^l, April 23, 1921, at Vancouver, 

Horace Caswell Sergent, born Nov. 4, 1902, mar- 
ried Violet Esther McOoHum, July 16, 1921, at Kalama, 

Mildred Clay Wear, born January 27, 1874 (married 
July 18, 1904, Oherles E. Booth, married, second, April 5, 
1919, Arthur llamilton Van Hays) ; Judteon PleasanH. Wear, 
born April 4, 1879 (married Myrtle, Reese, July, 1901. She 
died October 2, 1904. Their only child died young) ; Judsoa 
Pleasant. Wear married for his second wife, Dora Ellen 
Spears) ; William Victor Wear, born August 20, 1881, 
(married Ora Nelson, December 26, 1901. Their children 
are: Raymond Victor Wear, born June 22, 1903, and Mil- 
dred Eugenia Wear, born June 22, 1909). 

Pleasant M. Wear, jimior, soai of Pleasant M. and 
Trvjihena Tiplon Wear, was born in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, 
Feiiniary 29, 1848. He married and has a family and now 
resides in Vinita, Oklahoma. 

Alice, diaughter of Pleasant M. and Tryphena 
Tipton Wear, was born in Mount Vernon, Missouri, 


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February 29th, 1848. ■ She married Septemibeir 1st, 1869, 
Richard McPaH, who died January 2nd, 1889, in MacDon- 
ald Ckwinty, Missouri. Ten children were born to them: 

Triphena, born October 9jh, 1870, who married October 
9lih, >188'/, Roiberl Boyd, and had one child: Nora, born 
September 20fch, 1888 (tmarried W. W. ttemderson, 1905, and 
hlad one cJhild, Louise, who was born in 1908) . 

Etlffl. McFall, born Fetoruary 27th, 1872; unmairied. 

Oscar McFall, born March 1st, 1874, died November 
9th, 1892. 

Eura'h McFall, bom January 29th, 1876; died in infancy. 

Gabriel A. McFall, born November 28tih, 1878, married 
March 20th, 1904, Ethel Gillette and had three children : 
Almond G., J«une 18th, 1906, died Dcamber 3rd, 1906; Byron, 
born Jiaii'uarj^ 17th, 1908; and Thyra, born July 7th,. 1811. 

Eleanor McFall, born March 27th, 1881 ; died in infancy. 

Lawrence McFall, born March 27th, 1882; unmarried. 

C. H. McFall, born August 26th, 1884; unmarried. 

Caswell McFall, born October 25th, 1887. 

Jesse G. McFall, born January 22nd, 1889, married in 
1911 Andrew Benne*!1. Their children Av^ere: Harold 
Bemiett, bom Novnuber 26th, 1911; Wiliiam Bennett, born 
May 15th, 1914; Donald Bennett, bom May 8lh, 1917; 
Loleta Bennett, born Jamiary 1st, 1920. 


Margarol: Wear, daughlter of Colonel Samuel War and 
his second wife Mary Gilliland Wear, married the Reverend 
D. B. Cummings, who was sent as one of the first mission- 
aries to the Indians after their removel to the Indian Terri- 
tory. They had at least one child, Colonel Pleasant Wear 
Oummings, who commanded fhe lOIh Missouri Infantry, 
O. S. A., and participated in the battle of Prairie Grove, in 
Arkansas. December 7lh, 1862, Pleasant Mill, Louisiana, 
April 9th, 1864, and Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas, April 30th, 


Minerva Wear, the youngest child of Colonel Samuel 
Wear and his wife, Mary Gilliland Wear, was born in Se- 
vier Oounty, Tennessee, October 20, 1807. She married 
John Gkithrie March 291h, 1825. John Gu)thrie was born in 
Scotland and came from Richmond to Sevier County. 
He owned the Sweden Furnace. He built the first paper mill 
in the South. He owned the Holston Paper Mill, the Brig^ht- 


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hope Furnace, n€»ar Greenville, and <Hie Middlebrook Paper 
Mill, at Knoxville. John Guthrie, at the reorganization of 
the University of Tennessee, was a me^mber of the first 
Board of Tnistees. His hmve in KnoxviUe was called 
Midd»lehnK>k (later owned by Major Webb). John and 
Minerva Wear GuHhrie left Knoxville in the early forliv^s. 
They went to Nashville, then to Columbia, Tennessee, where 
Minerv^a die<t June 4, 184.4. John Gul'hrie died also in 
Gohunbia, Splember, 1844. A son John Gn*hrie, junior, 
died about l(he sainie itinie, end the graves of 'the three lie a 
few feet froini tihe graves of Pivsident Polk's father and 
mother. The children o-f Jo-hn and Minerva Wear Guthrie 
were : 

Franklin Guthrie, born 1827, died in infancy. 

(Catherine Margaret Gu'llhrie, bom J'une 11, 1830. 

Mary Granger GuBhrie, born 1833. 

Helen Mar Gu«thrie, born October 21, 1835. 

Juhn Ohavallee Guthrie, 'born 1838, died 1843. 

Victoria Guthrie, born February 2, 1841, died 1908, 

Martha Jane Guthrie, born Febniary 24, 1843, died 1855. 

On the death of their parents, the Maury County Ck>urt 
appointed guardians for tine children : W. H. Mack, a Pres- 
bv<eriian minisiter, was the guardian for Gatflierine Guthrie; 
Major Gordon was guardian for Maiy Grang'er Guthrie; 
Reverend W. M. Shemand was guardian for Victoria Guth- 
rie. John Guthrie was said to be! the wealthiest nian in 
East Tennesst»e. Anvong dllher pro])eHies, his daughters in- 
herited several negroes, some of Whoni lived until a few 
years ago. An in*(»re€<ting old court record of Maury 
bcninty, Tennessee, dated) 1849, gives a partial lis^t of the 
darkies left to the children of Joihn and Minerva Wear 
Giithrie, namely: Hannah, Ijeah, Sarah, Abram, Mary, 
Blount, Wesley and Jane. 

Of the children of John and Minerva Guthrie: 

Oafherine Margaret Guthrie 'married Dr. Thomas 
\Aihite Kelton, of North '(J^aroHna pan^-ntage, born near Mur- 
frtH^boro, Rutherford G<nmty, Tennessee. (For her d^t^cen- 
»dlants see Kelton Paonily). 

Mary Gff'anger Guthrie was born in 1833. She mar- 
ri(»^d Captain Samuel Rankin Latta of Dyersburg, Tennessee, 
in 1852. The marriage took pl'ace in EaJton, l^nnessee, at 
the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Thomas White Kelton, 
(Oatherine Margaret Guthrie). Captain Lattia was born in 
Pennsylvania in 1827, and was descended from the Revo- 


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liilionarj' family of LalKia of that slate. He came to Ten- 
nessee in 1850. " He and Mary Granger Guthrie celebrated 
their golden wedding anmversary in the ihome in Dyers- 
burg to which he had broughit ihis bride. Capta:in Latta died 
1911, His A\ife lived un4il Septem'ber, 1922. Their children 
were : 

John Guthrie I^tta. 

Kate Latta. 

Mary Elinor Latta. 

Sarah Latta. 

Frank Latla. 

Samuel Granger Latta. 

Of il'he foregoing: 

Jo4in Guthrie Latta was born in 1858. He married 
December Gth, 1882, Leonora Poliajid. Their children are: 
Leslie Latta, tiorn November 13. 1883, in M<arshall, Texas; 
married Harry B. Watkins in 1908. They live in Memphis 
and have the following children : Leonora, born August 6, 
19<J8, died February 11, 1913; Harry B., junior, born Sep- 
lenHber 3, 1910; Mary, born April 24, 1912; Jacquelyn, born 
September 28, 1914. (b) Nell Latta, -born in Dyers^burg, 
April 26, 1/^85, married H. G, Mariey, in 1907. She lives 
in Memphis and has two children: John Hampton, bom 
March 26, 1910, and Richard, born AugiusH 3, 191^. (c) Ploy 
L^'tta, boirn May 6, 1892, married Robert J. Beaslej^ in 1912. 
They live in Beeville, Texas, ^andl have two children. 
R)/>bert J., junior, born January 26, 1913, and Dorothy, born 
May 19, 1914. 

foite Latta was born in Dyersburg, October 17, 1858, 
and married T. C. Gordon, who was born in Jackson, 
Louisiana, on the 7th of May, 1856. To them were born six 
children : Mary Gordon, bom April 26, 1880, in Dyersburg, 
Tennessee. She was married to J. P. Pelham on June 11, 
19i31, and had three children: GortJJon; Mary; WilUam. 
W'infield Osceola, born in Dyers^burg, January 27, 1882. He 
has never married. Sadie Louise, born in Dyersburg, July 
6. 1884, and died in Sisseton Agency, Dakota, December 
11 1887. Kate Latia Gordbn was born at Sisselon Agency, 
Dakota, May 7, 1887. Sihe wnas married) to Qark Tindall 
Jones, of G(>lumbia, Tennessee, and had two girls: Harriett 
and Olark. Mr. Jones died in February, 1919. In Septom- 
l>er, 1921, Mrs. Jones married Doctor Wallace Wilkes, of 
Oohimbia. Samuel LaMa Gordon was born in Dyersburg, 
August 22, 1889. He is a)l present a lawyer. He served as 
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born January 11, 1892. She mairrie<d) in Los Angeles, Cal- 
ifornia, to J. Y. Johnston on the 151*1 of May, 1918, and 
(tied September 30, 1918. 

Sarah Kno^t Lallita was born Petoruary 12, 1862, and 
miarried Novem'bep 14, 1888, WilliMn Madison An<iers<>a 
and Martha Ann Holmes. Their children are : 

Dr. Wm. M. Anderson, junior, born September 29, 
1889. He imarriedl October 23, 1916, Nancy Lee Gtosselll, at 
Dallas, Texas, and they 'have one dteiughter, Sarah Catherine, 
born Fe^bruary 11, 1921. 

Samuel Latta Anderson, born July 19, 1891, is a 
lawyer. He served in tihe World War. He entered Hie 
Training Oamp, May, 1917; was cotmmissioned' Captain and 
assigned to Ca'mp Travis, 165 Depot Brigade; served! as com- 
pany commander; batta'liion comm<ander; regimental adju- 
/iJant; assistant brigade adjutant. He was coamnissioned 
Major, September, 1919; Brigade Adjutant until December 
22, 1910, when he receivedMhis discharge. 
President of Court Marsball oinltil dlischarged. 

John FronkMn Anderson, born February 19, 1921 
married December 23, 1919, to Carrie Lucy Strain, and they 
have one son. Holmes Guthrie Anderson, jainio^, bom No- 
vember 3, 1920. 

Granger Anderson, born July 27, 1895. He sensed 
in the World War. Entered tihe Training Gamp 1917, was 
commissioned 2nd Lieutenarit and assigned to thfe 345 Field 
Artillery; was made 1st Lieutenant later. He went to 
France, June, 1919, with tlhe 90th Division, and served in 
the Army of occupallion until ordered home. He married, 
August 20, 1919, Forest Richardson, and they have one 
child, Forrest Isabelle Anderson, born February 19, 1921. 

John Franklin Anderson, born Fbrtuary 19, 1921. 
He entered the|R. 0. T. G. as a stu/dien at Austin College, 
1918, and went to Camp Arthur, Waco, Texas, 1918. He 
marreid August 14, 1919, Jewel Thomason, and has a son, 
John Franklin Anderson, junior, born May 27, 11920. 

Robert Albert Anderson, bom January H, 1900; 
July 24, 1901. 

James Rankin Anderson, born Mardh 9th, 1802, is 
now a sluden»[j.' He entered 'tihe R. 0. T. C. in Forrest Avenue 
Hig^h School and traineid at Louisville, Kentucky, in the 
sumimer of 1919. 

Mary Eleanor Latta, fourth child of Captain Samuel 
LaUla and Mary Granger Latta, was born March 9tih, 1864; 
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■born April 4t'h, 1840. He was a gallant soldier in the War 
Between 'thie States and died April 21, 1921. They lived ia 
Dyersburg and had one child, Mary Granger Grigshy, who 
vvas born August 26, 1899. They live in the old Latta hornet. 
Prank Wallace Latta, fifto childl of Samuel Rankift 
and Mary Gnanger Latta, were born July 4th, 1866. He ha« 
for m'any years 'been Post Master of Dyersburg, holding that 
position "dudng «many political upheavals. He was married 
April 29th, 1891, <o Pearl Willis Doyle, of Knoxville. Their 
children are : A son, born March 22, 1892; dieidi in infancy. 
Stianley Doyle Lattta, born May 11, 1893, served' as a volun- 
teer in <:ihe Navy through the World War. He was married 
on Decembe/r 28, 1920 to Bdha Moore of Clinton, Kentucky. 
He died Feibruary 5th, 1921. Samuel Rankin Latta was 
born April 3, 1896. He served as a volunteer in the 
Artillery thiroughout «l(he war. John HJokimian Latta, bom 
December* 10th, 1897, servedlas a voliunteer dfuring the latter 
months of *he war. Eveljn Belle Latta, bom October 24^ 
1898. Sadie Knott Ijaiita, born January 22, 1906. 

Saonuel Granger Latta, son of Saimuel R. and Mary 
Granger Latta, was boirn Augus«t 5,1871. He is a lawyer, 
being the senior mem^ber of tlhe firm of Latta and Latta of 
Dyersburg, of which his son Franklin W. Lat*ais a partlier 
He was married Ocrtober 1, 1896, to Eveleen Pardoe ajid has 
the following child'ren: FrankWn Wiallace LalWa, who sei-ved 
'in thp W^rld War in Aviation, married to Ruth Fum'banks^ 
November 18, 1920, and' has one child, S. Granger Latta jr. 
born Septeimber 4, 1921. M-ary Latta, iborn May 29, 1899^ 
married on January 19, 1919, »to Homer Murphy Riohards 
and! has one child; Homer Lattta Richards born February 15, 
1920. Kaite Latta, born August 9, 1901. Gordon Granger 
LaWla, bora September 30, 1903. Eveleen Ijatta, born Jame 
15, 1905. 

Helen Mar Guthrie, daughter of Minerva Wear and 
Jghn Guthrie, married Dr. John Hooker, a brother to 
Lavinia Wear's husband, in Mount Vernon, Missooiri. They 
died about 1870, leaving no children. 

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The V/illiams Family of North Carolina and Tennessee 

One of the old and disfcingaiish^ faimilies of North Caro- 
lina and Tenn^essee is the Williams. The progenitor* of the 
faimily was Nathaniel Williaims, wlio was 'a naliive of Han- 
over County, Virginia. He had four sons and one daughter, 
namely : 

I. Robert Willi'ams. 

II. Betsy or Elizabeth Williams. 

III. John Williaims. 

IV. Nathaniel Williams, Scond. 
V. Joseph Williams. 


Robert Williams, th(» e^ldest son of Nathanid Williams, 
iuoved fiMJim Pitilsylvania (iouiity, Virginia, Uoberl Williaaih 
was A'djuitant General of the State of North Carolina and 
collected the only copy of the Acts of the Assembly. He 
married Sarah Lanier. They h^ad seven chilkJren and pos- 
sibly one more. The seven were: (1) Nathaniel Williams 
(who was Judge of the Superior Gour't of Tennessee) ; (2) 
Polly Willi'ams (who married Mallllhew Cay, member of 
Congress 1797-1813) ; (3) Lucy Williams (who married 
Robert Gall); (4) Patsy Williams (who married John 
Henry; (5) Sarah Williams (who married James Chalmers 
and lived in Hialifax, Virginia, and. was grandj>air(*nt 
of General James R. Chalmers, member of Congress from 
Mississippi); (6) Elizabe'lh Williams (who mlarried John 
Kerr, member of Congress, and had thwe children, namely: 
John Kerr, Second, who x^'as also a member of Congress; 
Mary (i. Kerr, who marriod her cousin,, Nicholas Lanier 


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Williams, and Martha Kerr, who married Dr. FVank Martin; 
and (second) Fmnces Williams (w^ho married Thomas D. 
Oonfally of Tennessee. They had three childl'eai, namely : H^w. 
Jofhn KedT Gonnally, who married Alice G. Thomas, daugh- 
ier of James Thomas o«f Richmond ; Marj^ E. Goiially, who 
married James Turner Morehea/d, son of Governor J. M. 
Moreftiead of North Carolina; and) Fraii«*'.»s Gonally, who 
married G. W. Guerrant of Rockingihajm, North Oarolina). 
The o#heir diaiuighter of Robert Walliams and his wife, Sarah 
Lanier Williams, who w^as *.ihe eighth child, is given by 
Joihn H. Wlhee'ler as also a "Frances," but it is improbable 
that 'two daughters would have reached 'mallnrily continu- 
ally called) by the same name. . She is given, however, as 
"Frances, the wife of General Bai»cilia Graves'*. 


Betsy or Elizabeth Williaons, dsaughter of Naithaniel 
Willdams, married Hicks. 


John Williams, son 'of Nat/h'aiiiel Williams, Fir^fc, born 
in Hanover County, Virgnia, in 1745; died in 1799. He was 
a Golone/l of the Revolution and commanded *he Minute 
Me-n from Hillsboro District, North Carolina. In April 1770, 
ih-e was a m.ember of the court wbidh met alt Hillsboro. He 
was one of the first Judges under the Stiate Constitution in 
North Carolina, in 1777. He was a member distinguished 
for his sound judgment and common sense. He died in 
October. 1799. 

He married Elizabeth- Williamson and settled in North 
Carolina, HlUsboro Dis*rict. They hiad (two chidren, 
namely : Christopher H. Williams (who was a member of 
(Congress from Tennessee 1837-1853, and Elizabeth Williams 
(who married General Azariah Graves. Their diaughter. 
Henrietta Graves, married Judge Thomas Settle, Firs»), ana 
had two diildlren, Thomas Settle, Second, and Fan.nie Settle, 
who married Colonel John W. Covington and had a daugh- 
ter, Nettie Coviogton, who married P. D. Walsh of Rock- 
ingh^wn. North Carolinla) . 

Senator John Sharp Williams of Mississippi comes of 
(this line. He is a son of Colonel Christopher Harris Wil- 
liams and his wife Annie Looiise Sh^rp WiHiams. John 
Sharp Williams was bom in Memphis. He married Elizar 
beth Dial Webb. 


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Nalthaniel Williams, Second', son of Nathajiiel Williams, 

First married and had ftihree children, namely r 

Robert Williams (who was appointed Gtovemor of Mis- 
sissippi by President Thomas Jeffereon) ; Nalttianiel Wil- 
liams, Third; and Fvlizabeth Williams (who married 

Balctvvin of Louisiana). 


Joseph Williaims, son of Nathaniel Williams, iihe First 
was bom in Hanover Goun'ty, Virginia, and' moved to North 
Carolina when he W6is eighteen years old. ' He settled near 
Shallow Ford, in w^hat was afterwards Suirey County, be- 
fore ithe Revolu'tion. He was one of the delegates from 
Surrey to hhe Convention at Hillsboro in 1775, the other 
delegates being Robert Lanier, William HaM, Mar!in Arm- 
strong, and Joseph Winston. 

In 1776 he was appointed Lieutenant Cotonel of the 
Surrey County Militia. Martin Armstrong was Colonel. 
Joseph Williams was ^distinguished for his enterprise, ac- 
tivity and patriotism. He -was Cferk of the court of Surrey 
for many yeairs and contin»ued in thM position untl he 
died, at a ripe oM age, in 1828. He married' Rebcca Lanier 
of Granville County, North Carolina. | 

Their children were: 

(1) Robert Williams; married Rebecca Smith. 

(2) Joseph Williams; married Susan Tayloa\ 

(3) John \A'Hliams; married Melinda White. 

(4) William Williams; married Sarah King. 

(5) Lewis Williams; died' unmarried. 

(6) Thomas L. Williams; married Polly McClung. 

(7) Rebecca Williams; married John H. Wimbish. 

(8) . Alexander Williams; marrod' Catherine Dixon. 

(9) Fannie Williams; married John P. Erwin. 

(10) Nicholas Lanier Williams; marred Mary G. King. 
Of the foregoing: 

(1) General Robert Williams, son of Joseph Williams 
and Rebecca Lartier Williams, was born in Cas^^^ell County, 
and was p»rominent in the public life of North Carolina. He 
was a member of Congress from North Carolna 1797-1803, 
and in 1805 was appoin'ted Commissioner of Land Titles in 
Mississippi by President Jefferson. He served for fow 


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years. He married Rebecca Smith of Gmnville, North Caro- 
lina, and died in Louisiana. 

(2) Joseph Williams, Seoootfi, so« af Joseph Williams 
and Rebecca Lanier Williams, was CSerk of Surrey Court. 
He ^married' Susan Taylor. They had three c^hiWrwi, 
n«)me'ly: Susan Williams (w-ho married James R. Dotage 
midl had: Richard Irwin Dodg^, U. S. A., whose son was 
Predlerick P. Dodge; Annie Dodge, who married Ghakners 
U Glenn, and had James L. Gienn, Robert B. Glenn, and 
Edward T. B. Glenn; end Mary H. Dodge) ; Rebecca Wil- 
liams (w<ho married Frank Dead^erick) ; and Midbhipman 
John T. Wlliams. 

(3) John Williams, the third son of Joseph Williams 
and Re'beooa Lanier Williams, nKoved to Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee. Here he began to practice law. During the Semi- 
mole War he raised a troop of volunteers, after which he 
was m'aide Colonel of 'the 39th Infantry, United States Army. 
In the Baltltle of the Horsesh^oe the 39th, under his command', 
is said to have borne the brunt of the battle. From- 1815 to 
1823 he was Senator from Tennessee. In 1825 he was ap- 
pointed, by Presid»ent Adams, Envoy 1o the Central Amer- 
ican States. He died in Knoxville, August 7, 1837. He mar- 
ried Malinda- White, daughter of General Jaimes White, and 
sis'tefr to Hugh Lawson White. He had three children, 
namely: Joseph Ijajiier Williams (member of Congress 
from 1839 to 1843) ; Margaret Williams (who onarried 
OMef Justice Pearson of North Carolinia as his first wife: 
from this Tine comes Richard Pearson Holbfton of 
Green^oro, Alabama) ; and Colonel John Williams, Second, 
(who married RhocJa Morgan and had three children, 
namely: John Williams, Third; Thomas Lanier Williams 
and Lizzie Williaims. Of these : John Williams, Third, mar- 
ried Lizzie Nelson, daughter of Judge Thomas A. R. Nelson, 
of Knoxville, Tennessee, and' had a daughter Mary Williams, 

who married Merriweather and lives in Was^hinglon; 

Thomas Ijanier Williamis married Isa'beWa Goffin (see Sevier 
Faimily in Notable SouWiem Families, Volume I), and had 
Ella \MMiams who married William • Gannaway 
Brownlow (see Brownlow Family in NotaJble 
Southern Families, Vol. I, and has no children; 
and Oornelius CofTin Williams, who marrid Edwina Dakin, 
amd lives in St. Louis and has two children. Rose Isabella 
WilHams and TViolmas Lanier Williams, Seoon'dl; Lizzie 
Williams, married' Joseph W. Sneed of Knoxville, Tennes- 
see, and had John Seed', Joseph Sneed, Lida Sneed', Eliza- 


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beth Sneed, Lindia Sneed, w^ho married Alex Brandeau, and 
William Sneed, who nrnrried Elizbelii Logan and had 
Joseph Logan Sneed, ElizabeKlh Sne< d and Rebecoa Sneed. 

(4) William Williams, the foairlh son of Joseph Wil- 
liams and Rebecca Lanier Williams, was born about 1782, 
He grad>iia»t-ed! froon ithe University of North (^.rolina in 1808 
He was elected to Congress in 1815, and continued' to be a 
menib(»r of Oon'gress during his life. He died! while in Wash- 
ington, February 25, 1842. He was unmarried. 

(6) Thomas Lanier Williams, son of Joseph Williams 
and Rebecca Lanier Williams, was a twin brother of Lewis 
Williams, and was bom about 1782. He moved to Ten- 
nessee and was Chancellor of Teiniesse for many years. He 
married Polly McClung, diawghKer of Charles McCSung and 
Margaret White, daughteir of General JauKs White of Ten- 
nessee. They had fooir children, namely: Rebecca Wil- 
liams (who is said to have marrid a son otf Governor Isaac 
Shelby of Kentucky) ; Malinda Williams (who married 
Ohief Justice Napton of Missouri") ; Margaret Williams 
(who married John G. Miller, me^mlxT of Congress from 
Missouri, and married as her second husband, H. W. 

Douglass of Na^ihville) ; and ^ Williams (who married 

Dr. J. Walker Percy of Hainlsville, Alabama). 

(Rebecca Williiams , seventh child! and first daiughter 
of Joseph Williajms and Rebecca Lanier Williams, married 
Oolonel John H.. Wimhi^h of Halifax, Virginia. They had 
one cJhild, Rebecca, who married first Dr. Pleasanrt Hender- 
son, and second Roger Q. Mills, nwanber of Congress from 

(8) Alexander Williams, who lived at Gn^eneville, Ten- 
nessee, seventh son of Joseph Williams and! Rebtn^ca Lanier 
WiWiams, was a physician. He married Catherine Dixon, 
only daughter of Colonel William Dixon. 

(9) Fannie Williams, nin*h child of Joseph Williams 
anfd/ Itebecca Williams, married Colonel John P. Erw^in of 

(10) Nicholas Lanier Williams, tenth child and eighth 
son of Joseph Williams and Rebecca Lander Williams, was 
bom abou<t 1800. He married Maiy G. Kerr and had three 
children, namely: Bettlie Williams (who niairried John A. 
Lillington; Joseph Williams (who married M. Lou Glenn, 
daughter of Tyre Glenn of Yadkin County, North 'Carolina, 
and had tu^ children, Glenn Williams and Mary Wil- 
liams) ; and Lewis Williams, who married Sarah A. Smith, 
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Norbh Cairolina, and 'had five chiJdren: Mary 0. Williams, 
Eliza Helms Williams, William Smith Williams, Lena Pearl 
Williams ^nd Lanier Williams. 

From Tennessee Repo'rts, Volu'me III, p€ige 14. 


Nathaniel Williams, ofTicer in Gol-onial Line, March 7, 
f786, grant for services, in Smith County Tennessee, on 
Gumberlanid River. Nathaniel died and left sons, Nathaniel 
and William \\'illiams. The lahter died unmaiT-ied, leaving 
Nathaniel Williams so'le heir,. He scld the land warmnt in 
1785 ito Grafton Ireland. 

No^te: Another Williams of Revolutionary Service was 
Goloiiel James WiWiaan, bum in Granville Goimty, Niorhh 
Garfjlina, 1737; died 1780 He comimiebncHed a regiment at 
•King's Moun'hain and in c<l:her battles. At King's Moiinitain 
he w as mortaly woimded. He married Maiy Wallace. 
Descend'ants of Hlhis Colonel Williams are M'iss Qaroline Wil- 
liams Sproul of Abbeville, Soulth Oarolina, and Miss Mary 
Miles Jordan of Greenwood, Sou'th Oarolina, and the 
Williams family of Ala'bama. 


Goloneil Wiloughby Williattns of North Carolina was 
ano^ther distinguished officer of the Revolution. He served 
•uS ''Gommisary of Issues". He fo^ugM in many battles and 
was l>adly wounded ait the Battle of Gowpens. Aimther au- 
Ihority says thall he was killed in the Battle of Gowpens. 
He married Nianoy Glasgow (after his death she married 
Governor Joseph McMinn of Tennessee, bull by him had- no 
children). Golonel Willoughby Williams left a son, Wil- 
laughby Williaons, Second, who married Nancy Nioholls. 
•Kiey had a son, Robert Nioholls Williams. He married 
Mary Malilda Mor^gan, who is now living in Golumbia, 
Tennessee. Their children were : Genevieve Williams (who 
married James Hillary Mulligan) ; Nancy Lee Williams 
(who married William Porter Morgan, and is now living 
in Coluimbia, Tennessee) ; Morgan Williaims (of Greene- 
▼illp, Florida) ; and Willoughby Williams, Third (Who died* 
Nov.'^mbrr 23, 1919, in Nashville, Tennessee, leaving two 

Judge Joseph V. Williams of Qha)lianooga, is of a family 
w^hic'h moved to the stale of Tennessee more than a century 
ago from Maryland. James Williams (great-grandfather 


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early in the year 1805; -from Maryland wlie«^ he had) seen 
revolutionary service. Sometime before 1814, he died in 
Elizabethton. In thart year his son, Jesse Williams, moved 
to Overton (bounty, Tennessee, and after living there one 
year moved again, this time to White County, where he 
lived until his death. He married Elizabeth Talte of a 
well known Tennessee family, and their son, James Tate 
Williams married Matilda Wallace of an old revolutionary 
family. Their children were: Joseph V. Williams, and 
May Williams. Judge Joseph V. Williams moved to Chat- 
tanooga to ireside and married Annie Scholze. Their chil- 
dren are: Joseph V. Williams, junior, Robert Williams, 
Margaret Williams and Annie Gertrude Williams. May 
Williaims, diaughter of James Talfce Williams and Matilda 
Wallace Williams, married J. T. Quarles, of Cookeville, 

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